Mission Statement

Medilink will promote the best practice by engaging with and encouraging staff to develop their skills, to improve the lives of vulnerable people in our society.

Medication Awareness

Course Details

Organisations have a duty of care towards their service users to clearly ensure the right person receives the right medication at the right time, is a fundamental part of this duty. This is an area where mistakes can have terrible consequences and it is vital that all employees involved in this process, are fully trained and up to date with current legislation and guidelines.

Course Content

  • Taking responsibility
  • Uses of medication
  • Taking medication
  • Types of drugs
  • Non-prescription medication
  • Medication register
  • Contraindications
  • Tolerance
  • Dependence
  • Consent
  • Authorised persons
  • Medication record entries
  • Do and don't instructions
  • Crushing
  • Covert medications
  • Dosage errors
  • Disposal of medicines
  • Specialised techniques
  • Controlled drugs
  • Self medication
  • Compliance aids
  • Monitored dosage systems (MDS)
  • Home care issues
  • Preventing and managing medication errors
  • Reading prescriptions
  • Medication changes
  • Labels, correct v. faults
  • Medication receipt
  • Medication storage
  • Correct administration practices
  • Advance preparation
  • Infection control
  • Medication trolleys
  • Interruptions and distractions, managing them
  • Medication administration records
  • Observation
  • Finishing medication correctly