Introduction to medication.
Storage and dispensing.
Documentation, confidentiality and record keeping.
Administration of medication.
Accountability and responsibility.
Legislation and requirements.
Self-medication and assisted medication.
Safer handling and administration.
The “RIGHTS” to safe administration.
Issues and problems.
Evaluation (conducted throughout at regular intervals).
• Understand how medication can be administered in a safely by following the correct procedure.
• Know the importance of record keeping, underpinning legislations, regulatory bodies and their responsibilities.
• Understand the significance of team work and information sharing.