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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
– 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.


– 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


Five hours


15 delegates




At your workplace venue


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

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