Most online medication courses provide nothing more than a ‘tick a box’ approach to training. They are not written by experts. They are often called ‘Medicines Awareness’ training.
It’s not enough to be ‘aware’ of medicines. Would you feel safe being driven by someone who was ‘aware’ of what a car was, but who’d never been taught to drive, let alone been assessed as competent?
Staff need to be trained to administer medicines, not just be aware of them and they need to be assessed as competent. Administering medicines safely means administering medicines systematically. This means not just grabbing the box and skim reading the label, but working slowly and methodically.
We have been teaching medicines administration since 2003. Based on over 15 years of research in the field, we’ve an established approach to administering medication that uses a methodical 12-step approach that focuses on competence. It is this approach that we provide in our face to face and online courses.