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Administration of Medication Awareness Course

Our Administration of Medication for Foster Carers course enables attendees to gain knowledge regarding the storage and disposal of medication as well as the good practice principles.
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Learn how to record the administration correctly as well as what the difference is between common and adverse effects.

What is a drug? What types of legislation is involved? What is a controlled drug? Why do people take medication? What is record keeping and why is it important? What is respite care? What types of storage requirements may be needed? How to correctly dispose of medication? What are the risks of medication? What is the process for a hospital admission for foster children? What types of medication errors can occur? What types of medication is available? What are systemic medications? What is covert administration? What are the 6 rights to consider when administering any medication? How to handle complaints? What can you do if a child refuses medication?

Foster carers may only administer medication to children where there is written consent from the person/people who hold the parental responsibility for the child in foster placement.

Through our Administration of Medication for Foster Carers course, you will gain an understanding record keeping within foster care from the start to the end of placement. You will learn the different categories of medications. You will learn the different reasonings to why people take medication. You will learn the different risks of medication. You will learn the different types of medication. You will learn how to handle complaints. You will learn the 6 rights to consider when administering any medication. You will learn the importance of hospital admission, emergencies and first aid within foster care.

What does Administration of Medication Awareness Course cover?

  • The storage and disposal of medication.
  • Understand medication overview and good practice principles.
  • Understand the difference between common and adverse effects.
  • Recognise what consent is and why it is important.
  • Understand how to record administration of medication.
  • Gain knowledge of the importance of legislation.

Who is our Administration of Medication Awareness Course for?

Our Administration of Medication for Foster Carers course is for anyone who works with children within the foster care sector. Having this knowledge will help you to understand the importance of the different types of medication as well as there side effects and consent within foster care.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Discuss the correct storage and disposal of different types of medication.
  • Discuss the importance of recordings during medication administration.
  • Recognise the importance of consent.
  • Be able to identify the difference between common and adverse effects.
  • Demonstrate how to show respect.
  • Develop knowledge, skills and strategies that will increase your knowledge about administration of medication and the importance of correct storage and disposal of medication.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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Fantastic training , I have participated in a number of courses over the last 12 months , each course has been very interesting and helpful to my role as a foster Carer , the information is presented in a interesting way and gets each point across effectively, I would highly recommend them ! I am looking forward to more in the near future .
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