Duration: 27 minutes (approx.)
All staff have a duty of care towards the safety and welfare of children in their setting. Schools must therefore establish, implement and adhere to suitable policies and procedures concerning the administration of medicines to children and young people in order to clarify areas of responsibility.
This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to implement and maintain a safe and effective system for administering medication, plus an understanding of the various regulations around storing, using and when to dispose of medicines.
Split into bite-size modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, any time, anywhere.
Delivered by qualified emergency medical technician Samantha Kendall, the course has been divided into four modules with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your learning.
Designed in line with the following policies:
- Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school 2015
- Human Medicines Regulations 2012
- Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Medicines Act 1968
- Identifying several common types of medicine and the methods through which they are correctly administered.
- Appreciating the legal responsibilities that organisations have to employees and visitors.
- Recognising how to read pharmacy labels accurately, and how to ensure the proper delivery, storage and disposal of medication.
- Understanding how to support individuals who self-medicate, and how to administer medication in an emergency situation, including to children and young people.
- Recognising the importance of accurate record keeping in relation to medicine, including consent forms.
Module 1: Types of medications
The first module introduces some common types of medications, including liquid and capsules. It also covers topical medicines. This module introduces specialised tablets, liquids, and sprays and how they are administered.
Module 2: Legal obligations
This module outlines the legal obligations of administering medication and what policies must be in place. It covers who can administer medication in an educational setting, and how to formulate an individual healthcare plan including how to support children who refuse to take their medication.
Module 3: Storing medications
Module 3 explores how to safely store medications, including how to manage children carrying their own medicines and devices, what to lock away and what needs to be readily available to pupils. It also covers how to manage medications on a school trip.
Module 4: Administering medications
Module 4 outlines the 8 rights to administer medication. This module defines each step in the process to ensure safe administration of medication. It explores how to address errors and risks, including establishing reporting and share learning from incidents.