Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

Adult Skills & Training

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Course introduction

This course will cover different types of medication and the conditions for which they may be administered. You will also gain an understanding of how to store and dispose of medicines in a safe way, how to administer medicines safely, and how to ensure that record keeping and audits are completed correctly.

Course structure

Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions

You will cover the different types of medication that you may encounter in the workplace, the classification of medication, and sources of information and guidance.

Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication

You will gain an understanding of how to obtain, handle, store and dispose of medication correctly, as well as the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to these procedures.

Unit 3: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication

You will cover the administration of medication by looking at the process and common side effects, as well as how to follow procedures when problems occur and how to monitor patient responses.

Unit 4: Record-keeping and audit processes for medication

You will develop an understanding of the audit process, including record-keeping and issues of responsibility and confidentiality.

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