This half-day Foundation Course in Medicines Administration is suitable for staff from a mix of community, day services, and care homes. It teaches how to safely prepare for, select, administer and record tablets and capsules as a step-by-step process, against a comprehensive competence checklist (built from year’s of research into why medication errors occur). This ensures medicines are given in a safe and systematic way, reducing the risk of errors. This course has been shown to reduce errors by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council. Learning content on oral liquids, creams and ointments, inhalers, and eye drops, is covered in the accompanying workbook, rather than with the practical activities that take place in the afternoon of the full-day version of this course.
Care support workers and nurses (both new and experienced staff) working in care homes, community settings and day services.
Face-to-face (in person) practical workshop
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