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Domiciliary Care Medication - Foundation

  • An interactive course covering all aspects medicine administration and handling in the domiciliary setting
  • Follows the Skills for Care knowledge sets for medication
  • Fully compliant with Care Quality Commission requirements

Who is it for?

  • Any domiciliary care or agency staff member or personal assistant / carer  who supports, prompts, assists or administers medicines

Course content

  • Levels of support with medication
  • Family-filled dossette boxes 
  • Non-prescribed/over-the counter medication 
  • Storage 
  • Administration (including basic hygiene)
  • Recording administration of medicines
  • Recording verbal prompts 
  • Disposal 
  • Covert administration 
  • Self medication
  • Recognising and reporting side effects 
  • Side effects of commonly prescribed drugs 
  • Importance of dose timings 
  • How to use eye drops, patches, inhalers, creams etc 
  • Legal issues 
  • Compliance aids 
  • Understanding dosage instructions 
  • Principles of a medication policy 
  • How to reduce medication errors 
  • Expiry dates 

There are 2 workbooks containing activities, exercises, case studies, quizzes and word searches. Self assessment throughout. There is a final assessment, marked by Opus, following completion of both workbooks .A certificate is awarded on successful completion of the assessment. The workbooks can be used as a handy reference source.

Learning outcomes

On completion, attendees will understand: 

  • the different levels of support required
  • how to prompt, assist or administer medicines safely and effectively
  • which tasks care workers can or cannot undertake
  • how to use and maintain medication records
  • how to recognise and avoid potential problems of medicines
  • the side effects of medicines

Discounted prices are for quantities purchased at the same time.

From 1 to 9 Workbooks £40.00
From 10 to 20 Workbooks £35.00
For orders over 20 workbooks please contact us.

Please note: Prices are per workbook and include marking of assessment and certificate. A postage and packaging and a card handling fee will be applied.

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