Why take the course

People who require assistance with their medication are frequently those who require care and support. Adult social care providers have a responsibility to ensure that drugs are used properly and safely, and that workers in charge of medication management and administration are properly trained and competent.

If you’ve ever been put on a treatment plan, you know how vital it is to stick to your doctor’s instructions. This occurs for a variety of reasons, including the fact that many medications must be given in precise dosages at specific times. If a dose is skipped or administered at the incorrect time, it can have a significant impact on the drug’s capacity to combat whatever it was designed to combat.

Most people will have their own medication plan and schedule, and it will be up to you to ensure that they take all of their medications on time. Medication Awareness is critical in this situation. You might believe that all you have to do is go over the list, organise the medicines, and hand them over to the appropriate person. But there’s a lot more to it than that.

One of the most important requirements is that you document this step on their prescription record as soon as possible. All of information will help you comply with relevant legislation and CQC regulations while also satisfying the individual and organisational medication needs.
It’s also critical to involve the individual in the pharmaceutical process as much as possible, ensuring that they understand what each prescription is for and what side effects may occur. It also demonstrates respect for the individual, which is a vital part of care.

With our Medication Awareness training course, IPC can help you stay current. Please contact us for more information; we’re always pleased to talk, whether you’re a company looking to train employees or an individual wishing to brush up on your skills.

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