The Medication Management course is designed for staff working within a care environment. This course is in line with the National Minimum Standards Requirements and recent CQC guidelines. Candidates will gain an understanding of the legislation involved with administration of medication, along with being able to follow procedures set for safe administration of medication.
This course has been designed to enable you to handle, administer and understand how medication acts in the body and on major organs. It will also allow you to identify some potential side effects and adverse drug reactions that service users could experience and how to manage them. It will give you the opportunity to undertake a variety of drug calculations, to ensure that opportunities of dosage errors are minimised.
By completing this section, you will establish what is in the course itself and the learning outcomes of fully completing this online learning module.
2. Key Terms
Understand some of the key technical terms that play a crucial role in ensuring that medicines are dispensed and administered safely and correctly. The terms that will be reviewed will relate to drugs in the body, they are:
- Therapeutic Index
- Half Life
- Steady State
3. Legislation and Medication (including Care Regulators)
This section will teach you awareness of the law and legislation relating to medication and medication management. You will also become aware of the Care Regulators for each part of the UK and what regulations service providers are governed by to maintain their registrations.
4. What is a medicine?
You will be aware of what is a medicine and a drug, how they are categorised and approved, as well as the correct naming and use of names when referring to medications that are in use within your working environments.
5. Prescriptions and Prescribers
Within this section you will learn about prescribers and prescriptions from across the United Kingdom. You will gain a knowledge of Patient Group Directives (PGD), the role of the Pharmacist and the use of a Homely Remedies or Symptomatic Relief Protocols that might be used in your clinical practice area.
6. Administration of Medicines
Understand the awareness of the 5 rights of medicines administration, as well as some of the common directions given for medication administration. You will also be aware of some of the routes of administering medicines that you may practice within your working environment.
7. Administration of Medicines (practical methods)
This demonstrates awareness of some of the different forms of medications administration, and how independence can be promoted with your service users if some of these methods are utilised.
8. How medicines act on the body
Gain knowledge towards:
- Explain in broad terms how drugs act on the body
- Identify the areas of the body involved in the mechanisms of medication effects
9.The heart, lungs, brain and GI tract
This section will look briefly at the major organs of the body. We will look at:
- How they work
- How they are affected by some medications
For each organ, we will discuss its:
- Physiology (normal function)
- Pathology (abnormal function)
- Pharmacology (medications commonly affecting that organ and any potential adverse effects)
10. The liver and kidneys
The main focus of this section is the review of two key organs in the body in terms of dealing with medication, the liver and the kidneys. It will also look at the role of enzymes in dealing with medicines.
11. Side Effects and adverse drug reactions
Learn more about:
- Some well-known side effects of commonly used medications
- The term Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR)
- The two types of ADR and their differences
- The action to take if an ADR is suspected and affecting a service user in your care
12. Drug interactions
An in-depth look at another serious problem that can arise form the use of medication - Drug Interactions.
It will look at:
- The definition of drug interaction
- The relationship between the structure of drugs and their activity
- Identifying drugs commonly involved in interactions, including those bought over the counter
13. Age and drugs
How an individual's age - whether they are very young or very old can affect the medication they use.
14. Accountability and responsibility
This section will look at the accountability and responsibility of medication administration processes.
15. Drug calculations
A look over the various methods of drug calculations that could be needed in clinical practice.
Benefits of our courses
- Improve your career prospects.
- Learn valuable knowledge, skills, advice and guidance to help you achieve success.
- Study online from anywhere.
- Study at your own pace.
- Download and print your industry recognised certificate on successful completion.
Who can take the course?
Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements.
What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into bite-sized modules. You're free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each section, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web-based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers and most tablet devices etc. so you can even study while on the move! As long as you have access to the internet, you should be able to study anywhere that's convenient.
Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all the modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken at a time and location of your choosing.
What if I don't pass the test?
If you don’t pass the test first time then you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.
How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the entire program is likely to take around 2-4 hours to work through initially, but you may want to allow more time to repeat some areas. You should allow an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
Courses Include 12 Months Unlimited Online Access to:Expert Online Training:
Our courses use only the industry’s finest instructors. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations:
Our courseware includes demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor.Navigation and Controls:
These self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.Certificate of Completion:
Upon completion of your training course, you will receive a Certificate of completion displaying your full name, course completed as well as the date of completion. You can print this out or save it digitally to showcase your accomplishment.
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