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Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

NCFE level 2

Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

The NHS spent more than £13 billion on medicines in 2012, and experts believe that as much as 50% of medicines prescribed, dispensed or sold are done so inappropriately every single year. Furthermore, once they have acquired medicines, half of all patients in the UK fail to take those medicines correctly.

These scenarios can often result in disastrous consequences, especially when medicine ends up in the wrong hands, whether that is in a hospital or on the street.

By completing this course, you will not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, you will develop and improve your knowledge and skills in good health and social care – skills which could help reduce these shocking statistics.

  • Qualification gained: NCFE Level 2
  • Place of study: Learn from home
  • Type of course: Online distance learning course with no exams
  • Course duration: 10 to 16 weeks.

Full tutor and customer service support will be provided throughout the course.

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Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions

This unit covers the different types of medication that individuals are likely to encounter in the workplace, the various classifications of medication and the sources of information and guidance available to those looking to learn more.

Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication

Learners will gain a deep understanding of how to correctly obtain, handle, store and dispose of medication, as well as the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to these procedures.

Unit 3: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication

This unit covers the administration of medication by examining the process and common side effects experienced by individuals taking particular medications, as well as how to follow procedures when problems occur and monitor the ongoing effects of medication.

Unit 4: Record keeping and audit processes for medication

Learners will develop an understanding of the audit process, getting to know the records that must be maintained within the administration of medicines, as well as issues of responsibility and confidentiality.

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Part Pay - £150

You can pay for this is course in 3 seperate installments.

  • First: before you start the course
  • Second: halfway through the course
  • Third: nearing the end of the course.
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