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COURSE OVERVIEW

On completion of this course candidates will:
– be able to state the difference between accountability and responsibility.
– be able to discuss the meaning and necessity for confidentiality within the workplace.
– have an awareness of the current legislation that governs the use of medicines within the
workplace.
– be able to discuss the methods available for supply, storage and correct disposal of the different types of medications.
– be able to discuss the need for informed consent.
– be able to state ways of gaining information about a medicine.
– be able to recognise the different presentations that medicines are produced in.
– be able to recognise the different routes available for medicines to be prescribed in.
– be able to understand basic life support.
– be aware of the importance and implications of the mathematical measurements of dosage.
– be aware of how to look for possible or common side effects from medication.
– be able to state the purpose and implications of documentation.
– be able to state how they would manage an incorrect administration of a medication.

COURSE CONTENT

– Principles of care
– Legal framework
– Responsibility, accountability and confidentiality
– Self-medication and assisted medication
– Safe handling
– The seven “RIGHTS”
– Teamwork
– Information sharing
– Issues and problems

COURSE DURATION

Five hours

MAXIMUM NUMBERS

15 delegates

STUDY METHOD

Classroom

LOCATION

At your workplace venue

CERTIFICATION

Certificate of achievement approved by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

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