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Medication Management in an Acute Setting

By: Espirita
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £15
(25% charity discount applies)

The phrase ‘kill or cure’ could be applied to most medicines if it weren’t for the carefully trained staff who dispense, manage and administer medication responsibly.

Designed for registered nurses and midwives working in an acute environment, this course, Medication Management in an Acute Setting, has been developed by healthcare training professionals, Espirita. The course covers the practical and legislative essentials involved in the safe handling of medicines in the busy, and often pressurised, hospital environment.

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After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Comprehend legislation related to medication management
  • Understand the categories and forms of medication
  • Know about safe receiving, storage and disposal of medication
  • Be knowledgeable about information on generic and branded drugs
  • Understand about frequency and routes of drug administration
  • Understand the essentials of calculating medication doses


Topics explored in this course, Medication Management in an Acute Setting:

  • Legislation
  • Professional guidelines
  • Benefits and risks
  • Categories
  • Brands and generic names
  • Forms of medication and controlled drugs
  • Complementary and alternative medicines
  • Receiving, storage and disposal
  • Routes
  • Feeding tubes
  • Calculating doses
  • Blood and blood products
  • Cytotoxic drugs and waste
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Capacity and consent
  • Covert administration
  • Discovering and error
  • Reducing the risk
  • ABCDE assessment
  • Paediatric parameters
  • Recognising anaphylaxis
  • Initial and follow-up treatment
  • MHRA yellow card scheme

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