Safe Handling of Medicines e-learning training course
This short e-learning course comprises two easy-to-follow units: an introduction and a study unit. The basics of ordering, receiving, administering, storing and disposing of medicines safely form the core of the learning with material covering record-keeping and a change of pharmacy also included.
•Changing to another pharmacy
•Variation of dose by phone
•Residential settings and domiciliary services
•Refusals, mistakes and adverse reaction
•Self-administration of medicines.
Learning Objectives: at the end of the course, students will be able to:
•Identify the processes and procedures for obtaining and receiving supplies
•Explain how drugs are administered and how problems may occur
•Describe how to store and dispose of drugs safely and securely
•State the principles underpinning the proper administration of medication
•Outline the principal legal aspects of handling medicines.
The learning outcomes from this course may also contribute to nationally recognised vocational qualifications.