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Medication Awareness

December 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Medication Awareness and Theory
Price: £125.00 Per Person

The session aims to raise awareness of the management of medicines and provide the care worker with knowledge and practical skills to safely select, prepare and give different types of medicines.

Following on from this training session, a senior worker should always mentor a care worker until he or she is both confident in giving medicines and competent to do so correctly. Plus the competency in the administration of medication, application of eye, ear and nose drops and the use of inhalers will need to be assessed and signed off in the workplace by the manager.

This then confirms that the individual is competent in all relevant administration of medicines. All of the information required for this will be distributed during the session.

This session is designed to meet the requirements of the Skills for Care “The Care Certificate 2015”. This session is suitable as both an introduction and a refresher for staff working with either adults or children. It also covers Care Quality Commission’s level 1 induction and level 2 administering medication (also described as basic training) as described and required by CQC in their medication administration guidance.

This session covers:

  • 13.5 Medication and Legislation.
  • Roles, responsibilities and routes.
  • Safe practice in the administration of medicines.
  • Establishing from the individual’s records which medicines are prescribed for a person at a specific time in the day.
  • Selecting the correct medicine from a labelled container including monitored dosage system and compliance aid.
  • Measuring a dose of liquid medicine.
  • Applying a medicated cream/ointment; inserting drops to ear, nose or eye; and administering inhaled medication.
  • Recording that a person has had the medicine or the reason for not administering it.
  • What to do if a person refuses medicine that the care worker offers.
  • Who to inform if a medication error occurs.
  • Who to inform if the person becomes unwell after taking his/her medicines.


Course Tutor
Elizabeth Lewis
Registered Nurse, Registered Manager. NVQ 4 Learning & Development, S.E.T (Standards of Education & Training). Accredited Suzy Lamplugh Tutor, Skills for Care Dignity Champion and Dementia Friend.


“The training showed clearly the difference between supervising and administering, this helped in knowing what to do instead of overstepping the boundaries. A really good interactive session”.

“Very clear and nice voice – change of tone etc, not monotone!”.

“Elizabeth is the best course tutor I have come across, direct and made simple. 101% Thank You”.


If you would like to book you can do so through the website. If you have any questions please contact [email protected] or call 01235 248085.

OACP Members receive a 10% Training Discount on prices quoted.

Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers – Napier Court, Abingdon
9/10 Napier Court, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3YT United Kingdom
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