This course will provide participants with in-depth knowledge for best practice in handling and administering medicines within a children’s services role.
The training is relevant for all healthcare and children’s service personnel and carers. The course, which is accredited by the College of Pharmacy Practice, is broken down into four course modules to enable participants to read and complete an accompanying workbook.
Module 1 – Understanding medicines
- What is a medicine?
- How do medicines work?
- Routes of administration
- 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 children’s service users
- Ordering prescriptions
- Receiving prescriptions
- Changes to doses or to labels
- Controlled drugs
- Homely remedies or over the counter remedies
- 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 for children and young people
- Assisting administration
- Checking procedures
- Medicines administration records
- Monitored dosage systems
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 available remotely from qualified pharmacist trainers.
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