Certificate in Control and Administration of Medicines Refresher Level 3

Provided by BYTSYZ e-Learning

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About the course

Course Modules

  • Legislation and Control of Medicines
  • Managing Medicines
  • Types of Medicines
  • Medicine Administration

Course Description

This BYTSYZ online course is the perfect refresher course for staff who are designated to administer medicines. It is good practice for all staff who have responsibility for the control, handling and administration of medicines to be updated annually. The course provides all the knowledge update requirements for individuals on the safe control, handling and administration of medicines in social and domiciliary care environments.

The course meets the requirements for and covers in its entirety the Learning Outcomes of the "Knowledge Set for Medication", as defined by Skills for Care and Development in 2005, namely:

  • Legislation and medication
  • Roles, responsibilities and boundaries
  • Types of medicine and routes
  • Safe practice in the administration of medicines

We explore the issues relating to the taking of medicines such as:

  • Types of medicines
  • Routes of administration
  • Side effects
  • Contra-indications
  • Allergies

Course Objectives

  • Describe the key legislation and guidance relating to the safe handling of medicines
  • Identify how organisational policies and procedures ensure the safe handling of medicines
  • For a range of care settings and both medical and non-medical care staff, outline the process for the prescribing, dispensing, obtaining and checking of medicines
  • Outline the range of support and guidance available relating to medicines and explain the importance of confidentiality relating to disclosure about individuals' medication
  • Identify the types, purpose and classification of medicines commonly administered
  • Explain the routes by which medicines may be administered, the relating rules for administration and level of competence required
  • Outline the importance of checking for, recognising and reporting affects that can occur as a result of an adverse reaction a contraindication or an interaction between medicines
  • Explain the need to gain consent and undertake risk assessment prior to the self or secondary administration of medicines
  • Describe the importance of the preparation for and administration of medicines to ensure accuracy
  • Identify the importance of accurate recording for the administration and refusal of medicines and administration errors
  • Recognise the requirements to validate the accuracy of safe storage and recording for medicines and for their safe disposal

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