Medication Management in a Community Setting

  • By: Espirita
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Price: £15 (Bulk discounts available)

Healthcare practitioners and clinicians who deal with the provision of medication in a community setting face a different set of challenges to those administering medication in an acute environment. In order to provide the highest level of professional care whilst also protecting themselves from ambiguity, the community practitioner must follow legislation and company policy to the letter, not forgetting the importance of thorough documentation and reporting.

This course, Medication Management in a Community Setting, has been developed by healthcare sector training specialists, Espirita, and addresses the fundamentals of medication storage, preparation, administration, disposal and accurate record keeping. Furthermore, it examines the roles and responsibilities of the healthcare worker, highlighting the importance of determining patient capacity and consent, as well as the vital requirement for basic maths skills in the calculation of dosages.

Medication Management in a Community Setting

Objectives

After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Give a definition of medication along with the benefits and risks that surround it
  • Comprehend legislation related to medication management
  • Be knowledgeable about the difference between generic and branded drugs
  • Identify the routes and ‘eight rights’ of medication administration
  • Understand about safe receipt, storage, transportation and disposal of medication
  • Understand the essentials of transcribing medication and calculating medication doses
  • Be aware of the pros and cons of covert and crushing medication
  • Comprehend the importance of capacity and gaining consent
  • Identify compliance aids and MDS
  • Understand the need for attentive record keeping and documentation

Topics

Topics explored in this course, Medication Management in a Community Setting:

  • The definition of medication
  • Benefits and risks
  • Legislation
  • Branded and generic medication
  • The ‘eight rights’ of medication administration
  • Receipt and storage
  • Transportation and disposal
  • Transcribing
  • The importance of capacity and gaining consent
  • Medical administration
  • Prompting, assisting or administering
  • Routes of medication
  • Compliance aids and MDS
  • Record keeping and documentation
  • Covert and crushing medication
  • Conversions, grams, milligrams and micrograms
  • Correct dosage administering
  • Liquid drug calculations

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