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Handling and Administration of Medications Level 2


Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with information to ensure the safe handling and administration of medications.

Certification: Successful candidates will be issued with a certificate valid for 3 years.

Duration: 3 hours

Learning Objectives

Identify the legislation that affects the administration of medicines

Explain the classifications, types of medicines, routes of administration, side effects and adverse reactions of medication

Explain the importance of following protocols and policies when receiving, storing, administering, recording and disposing of medicines

Identify the differences in protocols between Domiciliary care and Residential care