Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines

Approved by CPD

This Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines course will explain the key terminology for handling medicines. We then look at the roles of the people involved, some of the different groups of drugs, various levels of patient support, infection control, label interpretation, and much more. This training covers the importance of accurately recording and reporting the administration of medicines. While also covering varying ways the risk of errors can be reduced. Delegates will be taught about the different types of commonly used medication in the care settings and their uses, alongside the correct methods of administration and disposal.

You will complete this course with an explicit knowledge of medical terms related to medicine handling and learning how to support patients regarding medication.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion, delegates will be able to demonstrate a much-improved understanding and awareness of the course content. We will ensure delegates understand the importance of maintaining all required standards throughout their tasks and that privacy, dignity, and respect are maintained throughout.

Certification

After completing the course, you will be emailed a safety training quality assured certificate. This certificate can be used to provide evidence of compliance and auditing.

CPD approves this course conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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