Managing and Safe Handling of Medicines in Community Settings

Managing and Safe Handling of Medicines in Community Settings

Comprehensive information about medication handling and administration for healthcare assistants

This Managing and Safe Handling of Medicines programme has been written for those healthcare assistants who work in community settings, such as care homes, nursing homes and in domiciliary (home) care settings. It has been divided into 3 broad stages that will deal primarily with the following:

  • An Introduction to Medicines in Healthcare Settings
  • Receiving, Storing and Disposing of Medicines in Healthcare Settings
  • Administering Medicines in Healthcare Settings

In the first stages, you will look at what medicines are and understand the different categories, types, and forms of medicines. You will also learn about the benefits and risks associated with medicines in your work setting and the legal roles and responsibilities of all those involved in supporting individuals with their medication.

In the next stages, you will look at the different sources from which medicines may be received in care settings (for example, prescriptions from the pharmacy), the importance of effective communication when receiving medicines and organisational policy and record keeping.

In the final stages you will cover legislation, guidelines and organisational policies for the administration of medicines. From these you will learn how to prepare to administer medicines, correct procedures and how to report and record the administration of medicines at work. In addition, your role as an employee will be considered to ensure that you work at all times within the constraints of health, safety, security and confidentiality. It will also ensure that you implement safe working practices when administering and assisting in the administration of medicines.

What our users say ...

  • Stacey Pooley said:

    "This course was very informative which I found useful to my development within this working role."

  • Mary Oduekun said:

    "It  is very comprehensive and vital for professional development."

  • Sarah Dick said:

    "This course is so useful - it will keep your mind up to date.  Keep it up with more courses. We work with so many different people so its good to be up to date with everything.  Thanks."

  • hazel sinfield said:

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    In contrast to classes attended regarding child protection, this e-learning course was more in-depth, accessible, and compulsory engagement required due to test . Attended classes can have a passive attendance quality as there is no test, so that you can see people passing the time on their mobile phones!!

    The e-learning course - the flow chart was useful for people like me (A&E junior nurse) as well as the case study. This will influence my practice.

    "

  • Lindani Evans Ndlovu said:

    "The course is well laid out and easy to comprehend"

  • Martina Cormican said:

    "Have not used this type of learning format before and really enjoyed it as a learning tool. Martina"

  • Anne Wood said:

    "Course was easy to follow and full of useful information"

  • JAYNE THOMSON said:

    "Comprehensive and easy to use."

  • zanele nsibande said:

    "Good course delivery"

  • Lynnette Harwood said:

    "I thought the course was very in depth and I learned lots from it. I have more courses to do and believe they will be great as it really opens your eyes to being taught very well. I have enjoyed the course and its content thank you."

  • Julius Kamau said:

    "very very helpful information for my development."

  • Nanette Cabatac said:

    "Excellent!"

  • CLAUDIA ASSUNCAO said:

    "I really enjoyed the e-course. Very easy to understand. Concise and straight to the point. I feel more confident now to perform my duties as a HCA. I am pleased with the knowledge I have now, and it will help me to work with more confidence. 
    Thank You!! "

  • Rachel Wood said:

    "The course is great.... It was interesting to learn about areas which I do not recuit into (Theatres, A&E, specialist etc)  To have the knowledge is great."

  • Jeannette Willmer said:

    "This course was very well put , gained a lot of knowledge which i will use in my job. very interesting."

  • Mavis Jumpah-Kingsley said:

    "This course has been really good.

    It emphasised the things that I needed to know about vulnerable adults.
    "

  • Sharon Croxon said:

    "great thank you and very interesting and informative "

  • MONICA WANJUI said:

    "This was most informative and I have really enjoyed the training.

    Very well designed!
    "

  • Carol Bell said:

    "

    PVG- Adult Support and protection module. As a registered nurse and partner in a care at home/ nurse agency business, I have to say I'm highly impressed. I actually learned new things, whilst refreshing my current knowledge.The content was rich and linked seamlessly!

    Having whittled our future training company for the business down to 3, this has been my last company to have trialed (whilst also racking up some CPD points for myself). You are by far the most expensive. However, taking into account how up to date your training is, the content, ease of use (dashboard is so much clearer that others), relevant to Scotland (a must) and how responsive you were to my enquiry prior to commencing the course- this rates you as amazing at what you do.

    Looking forward to registering the business with you in the future and accessing all staffs' progress. I see that it's cheaper, the more modules accessed. A positive thing for us.

    Thank you & well done.

    "

  • Jackie Spencer said:

    "Really informative and interesting thank you."

    
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