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Online Foundation Course in Medicines Administration – Shared lives, Foster Carers and Personal Assistants

Course overview

This version of our Foundation Workshop is specific for carers who provide medicines support to a person in their own home: shared lives carers, foster carers or personal assistants.


Approximately 3 hours

Course mapping

  • NICE – Management of Medicines in Community Settings, March 2017
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 12

COURSE CONTENT (Click to expand)

  • What’s the difference between self-medication, medicines support and medicines administration?
  • When is a medicines chart needed?
  • What should the medicines chart look like?
  • How to record various scenarios on a medicines chart
  • How to check medicines received in blister packs (monitored dosage systems) from the pharmacy
  • What is ‘secondary dispensing’ and why should it be avoided?
  • How to set up the medicines charts (medicines transcription)
  • Where to go for reliable information on medicines
  • How to administer medicines safely from blister packs
  • How to record medicines taken from blister packs
  • How to administer medicines from original packs
  • How to record medicines taken from original packs
  • How to record variable doses, when required doses, declined doses and other scenarios
  • Understanding pharmacy labels
  • Medicines expiry dates
  • Ordering prescriptions and medicines
  • Administering non-prescribed medicines
  • Storage and disposal of medicines
  • Administering oral liquid medicines
  • Administering creams and ointments
  • Administering inhalers
  • Administering eye drops

Prices (Click to expand)

Per personPrice (excluding VAT)
2 to 9£37.50
10 to 24£35.00
25 to 49£32.50
50 to 74£30.00