Certificate in Administering Medication for Education Providers

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About the Course

Duration: 27m (approx) online training + self-directed learning and activities + final assessment.

All staff have a duty of care towards the safety and welfare of children in their setting. Education providers 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.

Delivered by qualified emergency medical technician, Samantha Kendall, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills 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.

Please note: The course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives from the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.

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

Learning outcomes

  • 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

Modules

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.

Course Units

Introduction

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.

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...

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 tri...

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 i...

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