The NHS spent more than £13 billion on medicines in 2012 and experts believe that more than 50% of all medicines are prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately every single year. Furthermore, half of all patients in the UK fail to take their medicines correctly. These facts can often lead to disastrous consequences, especially when medicine ends up in the wrong person’s hands, whether that is in a hospital or on the street.
The course is completed using paper-based books with online assessments. Your knowledge will be assessed through a series of short answer questions with no examinations.
Level 2 in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care course content
This course is split into manageable units. These are:
Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions
This unit covers the different types of medication that individuals may encounter in the workplace, the classification of medication and sources of information and guidance.
Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication
Learners will gain an understanding of how to obtain, handle, store and dispose of medication correctly, 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 looking at the process and common side effects, as well as how to follow procedures when problems occur and monitoring the effects of medication.
Unit 4: Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage
Learners will develop an understanding of the audit process, including the records that must be maintained within the administration of medicines and issues of responsibility and confidentiality.
Who is the Level 2 in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care course aimed at?
By completing this course, you will not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, but will develop and improve your knowledge and skills in health and social care, which could help reduce these shocking statistics.
This course is open to anyone who has a reasonable standard of basic education is suitable for this course. All learning resources are all written in simple everyday language with no jargon and all in a logical structure, making the information easy to process and understand.
What kind of Level 2 in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care courses are available?
This course is offered by The Skills Network. The course is paper-based and assessments are taken online.
After completing the Level 2 in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care course
Graduates of this course will be competent to handle medication for vulnerable adult patients in care homes, at home and in centres for th disabled.
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