Support the use of Medication in Social Care
Individuals should, where possible, be supported to use their medication independently. Where this is not possible due to capacity or ability, the responsibility for the safe and person centered management of medicines lies with the care provider.
Anyone providing support to people with their medication should be sufficiently trained and assessed as competent to do so. This online course provides the knowledge for staff to support the use of medication in social care settings.
This course has been created to specifically meet the outcomes in the qualification frameworks and is relevant to people needing to provide evidence against qualification criteria.
Who should take this online course?
This training course has been designed specifically for people working with children and young people and provides focus on residential settings. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about medication when working with children and young people. The training course provides content to meet qualification units relating to residential childcare.
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Online Course Content
- 1.1Identify legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings
- 1.2 Outline the legal classification system for medication
- 1.3 How and why agreed ways of working must reflect legislative requirements
- 2.1 Identify common types of medication and their use
- 2.2 List conditions for which each type of medication may be prescribed
- 2.3 Changes to physical or mental well-being that may indicate an adverse reaction
- 3.1 Roles and responsibilities of those involved in prescribing, dispensing and supporting usage
- 3.2 Explain where responsibilities lie in relation to use of "over the counter" remedies
- 4.1 Describe the routes by which medication can be administered
- 4.2 Describe different forms in which medication may be presented
- 4.3 Describe materials and equipment that can assist in administering medication
- 5.1 Demonstrate how to receive supplies of medication in line with agreed ways of working
- 5.2 Demonstrate how to store medication safely
- 5.3 Demonstrate how to dispose of unused or unwanted medication safely
- 6.1 Explain the importance of specific principles in the use of medication
- 6.2 How risk assessment is used to promote independence in managing medication
- 6.3 Describe how ethical issues that may arise over the use of medication can be addressed
- 7.1 Demonstrate how to access information about an individual’s medication
- 7.2 Supporting an individual to in ways that promote hygiene, safety, dignity & active participation
- 7.3 Demonstrate strategies to ensure that medication is used or administered correctly
- 7.4 Demonstrate how to address any practical difficulties that may arise when medication is used
- 7.5 Demonstrate how and when to access further information or support about the use of medication
- 8.1 Demonstrate how to record use of medication and any changes in an individual associated with it
- 8.2 Demonstrate how to report on use of medication and problems encountered
Aims of the course
By the end of the training course, you will:
- Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings
- Know about common types of medication and their use
- Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medication in social care settings
- Understand techniques for administering medication
- Be able to receive, store and dispose of medication supplies safely
- Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medication
- Be able to support use of medication
- Be able to record and report on use of medication
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