Medication training for nurses

Raising the standards of care provision

Course overview

Male and female nurses doing some medicines training around a table

Accredited medication training for nurses

The Momentum People Medication Training for Nurses course is accredited by the College of Pharmacy Practice and approved by the Royal College of Nursing and NMC healthcare provider.

The course provides practical advice and up-to-date guidance for foundation medical awareness and safe medicines management for nurses at all levels.

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Course content

Medication Training for Nurses will provide participants with professional advice on the safe administration of medicines, legislation and guidance and specialist techniques.

Participants will learn compliance aids, authorised and monitored dosage systems, maintaining appropriate medication administration records, and roles and responsibilities.

Dispensing versus administration

  • Administration techniques

  • Compliance aids to promote independence
  • Monitored dosage systems
  • Self-administration
  • Homely remedies
  • Consent for medication
  • Secondary dispensing
  • Covert administration
Medicines management

  • Names of medicines

  • Strengths of medicines
  • Storage and expiry dates
  • Formulation
  • Controlled drugs
  • Disposing of medication
  • Ordering and receiving medication
Medication errors

  • The 5 rights

  • Error reporting
  • Record keeping
  • Dose instruction
  • Side effects and adverse reactions
  • Medicines use reviews

The course is accredited by the College of Pharmacy Practice and all participants will receive an accredited certificate.

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Who is this course designed for?

The Medication Training for Nurses course has been designed to match the needs of trained nurses at various stages of their career. The content will provide an up-to-date refresher on guidance and legislation concerning the safe use of medicines.

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Course reviews

Interesting, informative course, trainer very professional and knowledgeable. Delivered at the right pace with appropriate information for the group’s own knowledge of the job role.

Excellent study day. Answered a lot of questions. Good update. Many new topics discussed re: medication and reassured on dealing with controlled drugs in person’s own home.  Many thanks.

Erin Brown

As a nurse of many years experience in health and social care it is good to know that I can still learn new things. Excellent day.

Belinda Wolfendale
The Safe Use of Medication course has been immensely helpful to me. I have learned a great deal and identified gaps in my knowledge from the course. The practical elements of the course were particularly relevant as this was a requirement for me and was difficult to find with other companies. I believe this also helped other delegates in the class too. The content of the course is well thought out and brilliantly presented. The content is relevant to nursing and encourages interaction and discussion among the group.
James Lingard

Course duration

The Medication Training for Nurses course is delivered over a full day or half day. Please allow for a duration of eight hours for the full day, which includes lunch and breaks, or 4 hours for the half day.

Course outcome

At the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of all situations where medicines are required and how to competently and confidently administer them.

Practical and engaging content will cover how to avoid medicine errors, keep proficient records and current legislation requirements.

Ways to study

The Medication Training for Nurses course is available as an open course event (regularly scheduled throughout the year) and can be tailored for organisations which have a large team and require a dedicated session.

There is an is an on-demand eLearning version of this course where participants can study four separate modules at their own pace and in their own time.

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Medication Training for Nurses fees

Full Day in-house £950 + VAT and travel where applicable for up to 20 participants.

Half day via Zoom £550 + VAT for up to 15 participants.

Full Day open training course £120 + VAT per person

Why use Momentum People?

Momentum People’s training courses introduce diverse coaching and training styles using a holistic approach to ensure personal sustainability as well as practical knowledge and upskilling.

Specialist behaviour, communication and business strategy disciplines blend with pharmaceutical expertise to ensure courses are engaging, fun and hands-on.

Join thousands of professional healthcare individuals, teams and leaders who have already benefited from learning with Momentum People.

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