Administering Medication

£20 + VAT

Studying our Administering Medication CPD course will give you vital knowledge on how to correctly store, administer and dispose of medication in line with government legislation and guidelines.

All about this course

Understanding how to correctly administer medication is essential for anyone working in care. This course teaches the basics of storing, administering and disposing of medication and the legislation behind this. Various types of medication and methods of administration are also covered.

This course is perfect for anyone in a care role. This can include nurses, doctors, health care assistants, care home workers, childcare practitioners, as well as a variety of other job roles where a knowledge of medication is required.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 2 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 2 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

Fully CPD registered
Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
Fully printed certificate posted next day
Covers all required legislation and practices
Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

Unit 1 – Introduction to Medication – Our first unit will introduction different medications and what they may be used to treat. We will look at how medication can be taken and the process of getting prescriptions. We will also look at possible side effects and reactions, as well as the roles and responsibilities of people who administer medication.
Unit 2 – Receiving, Storing and Disposing of Medication – This next unit will consider the factors to take into account when both storing and disposing of medication and how both of these should be carried out properly. It will also look at who might be at risk if medication is not properly stored and disposed of and why this might be the case.
Unit 3 – The Rights and Support of Individuals when Managing and Using Medication – This unit will consider the importance of the rights of individuals who take medication and how they can be supported when they are using medication. The promotion of independence is a fundamental aspect of a person-centred approach to care and support, so any opportunity to enable an individual to manage their own medication should be taken, as long as they will not be put at risk.
Unit 4 – Laws and Legislation – Our final unit considers the legislation for each of these areas and goes on to look at how policies are developed so that the procedures and standards that everyone works within are consistent and robust. We will look at examples of policies that care workers might come across and then finish off by looking at two case studies that show how legislation and policies are put into practice.

Administering Medication