Administration of Medicines (Level 2)

Administration of Medicines (Level 2)

The Administration of Medicines course has been specially developed for carers and nurses, it provides all of the skills and knowledge required to safely administer medications.

Course Length. 3.5 Hours


This half day course gives learners the knowledge to help them to safely and effectively assist with, or administer, medication in a care or support setting. If delivered in-house, the course can be tailored to include the policies, procedures and protocols specific to an individual organisation.

Course Contents

What is a drug or Medicine?
Legal categories of medicines
Types and contents of prescriptions
Pharmacy medication labels
The laws and administrative directors.
Liquid medications and storage
Policies for administration
Systemic and topical medicines
Administration via P.E.G. and other routes
Non-prescription medicines including herbal
The 7 rights of administration
Transdermal patches
Inhalers – M.A.R.R. sheets
Emergency supplies and interims
Unwanted medicines (disposal and recording)
Side effects
Self-administration and the levels of assistance
Contact the team to arrange your training.

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

Optional Contents

Practical explanation of the protocols and methods for the administration of:
Nasal Drops, Ear drops, Eye drops, Eye ointment.

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