Medicines Management for Care Workers

Online eLearning medication training

Course overview

Carer administering drugs to resident

Flexible Medicines Management Training for Care Workers

Momentum People has designed medication training that is specific to the care sector and relevant to all nurses, healthcare assistants and personnel required to administer medicines on site.

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Course content

This course will provide participants with in-depth knowledge around best practice in handling and administering medicines in their care role.

The training is relevant for all health personnel and is split into four easy modules to read and complete an accompanying workbook.

Module 1 – Understanding medicines
  • Introduction
  • What is a medicine?
  • How do medicines work?
  • Routes of administration
  • Formulation
  • Legal categories of medicines
  • Dosage and strength of medicines
  • Names of medicines
  • Medicine labels
Module 2 – Policy, record keeping and stock control
  • Medication policy
  • The law and handling medicines
  • Levels of care for adult service users
  • Ordering prescriptions
  • Receiving prescriptions
  • Changes to doses or to labels
  • Controlled drugs
  • Homely remedies or over the counter remedies
  • Storage
  • Stock control and rotation
  • Disposal of unwanted medication
Module 3 – Medicines administration
  • Supporting clients with medicines
  • Promoting independence
  • Protecting and promoting client’s rights
  • Confidentiality and consent
  • Assisting administration
  • Checking procedures
  • Medicines administration records
  • Monitored dosage systems
  • Self-administration
  • Errors
  • Monitoring
Module 4 – What are medicines used for?
  • What are medicines used for?
  • Side effects and adverse reactions
  • Administration of tablets and capsules
  • Administration of liquid preparations
  • Administration of eye preparations
  • Administration of patches
  • Administration of creams and ointments

The course modules are delivered straight to the participant’s inbox with full support remotely available from qualified pharmacist trainers.

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Who is this course designed for?

The Medicines Management for Care Workers course has been designed to match the needs of all carers and health assistants working in the care home environment, day centres, hospices or providing domiciliary care.

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Course duration

The Medicines Management for Care Workers course is made up of four modules available as on-demand eLearning. Completion of the course will take as long as the participant needs but the average time it should take is 8 hours.

Course outcome

At the end of the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of medicines, what they are used for and how to competently and confidently administer them.

Practical and engaging content will cover the fundamentals of policy, record keeping and medicine stock control.

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Ways to study

Medicines Management for Care Workers course is an on-demand eLearning course and participants can study the modules at their own pace and in their own time.

There is an open course version of this course for participants who learn better from a trainer-led course. Read more about the Medication Training for Carers and Support Workers course here.

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Medicines Management for Care Workers fees

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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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