Medication Management

To provide the candidates with the underpinning knowledge and skills to administer, store and document all prescribed medications in a safe manner and to develop better awareness of why errors, occur? in order to prevent them.

To promote the safety and well-being of all patients who receive medications in a care setting.


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Discuss what is meant by responsibility, accountability and confidentiality in relation to handling of medicines
  • List their responsibilities in relation to handling medications
  • List examples of relevant legislation
  • Discuss what is meant by the ‘6 Rights’ for safe administration
  • Describe the correct procedure for the supply, storage, administration, and recording of medications
  • Identify reasons why clients might refuse medication
  • Explain what is meant by ‘covert medication’
  • List examples of adverse drug reactions and know what actions to take if they should occur
  • Discuss the different types of medication error, what causes them and what actions need to be taken
  • List examples of drug information sources


Course content

  • Introduction
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society – 8 Principles of safe and appropriate handling of medicines
  • Legislation relating to safe handling of medications
  • Responsibility, accountability and confidentiality
  • Medicines
    • Categories
    • Generic v brand
    • Routes of administration
    • Preparations
    • Storage
    • Controlled Drugs (CD’s)
    • Disposal
    • Keeping knowledge up to date
  • The safe administration of medicines
    • The ‘6 R’s’ of safety
    • Procedure
    • Documentation
    • Refusals
    • Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR’s)
    • Allergy v Anaphylaxis
    • Covert medications
  • Medication errors
    • Types
    • Why they occur
    • Reducing the risk
    • Actions to take
  • Summary



  • Answers to oral questions during course
  • Feedback from activities
  • Participation in group activities


Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264
e: info@medexgroup.co.uk



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