Open Courses

Feb 2019

Medication Administration Training - Practical Workshop (Full Day) - London in – 06/02/2019 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This course follows on from the morning workshop. Here you will learn how to administer the common dosage forms. Click on course title for more details.

Assessing Staff Competence to Administer Medicines - London in – 07/02/2019 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location in London to be confirmed.

Course Overview

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires care providers to have a formal system to assess staff competence. This practical workshop will provide you with the knowledge, materials and skills to achieve this.

The course includes distance learning.

Prior learning

It will be assumed that you already know the following:

What checks should you make on a mixed monitored dosage system (MDS)?
How should you record medicines given from original packs?
Explain the information you would find on a pharmacy label
How to check once opened dates and expiry dates
How to carry out a 6-point check when selecting medication
Demonstrate how to measure out the correct amount of medicine using a measuring cup
Demonstrate how to measure out the correct amount of medicine using an oral syringe
Demonstrate giving oral liquids from oral syringes
Demonstrate how to administer topical items
Demonstrate how to administer inhalers
Demonstrate how to give an eye drop

If you need more training in the above, these learning outcomes are covered on our full-day PCMA® workshop (Practical Competencies in Administering Medication), details available on request.

For further information or to book your place on this course please call 01273 917210 or email:

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