Practical Foundation Course in Medicines Administration (Children's Services)

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Course Types
Training Event (face to face)
This interactive workshop is for those working in children’s services, including early years and childcare, schools, CVS practitioners, volunteers, carers and support staff. This course is particularly relevant for children's disability residential staff, Barnardos Link Plus carers and nursery practitioners. 

It is a practical course, teaching how to administer medicines (in original packs) in a systematic way to reduce the chance of errors. It covers the care certificate, CQC and OFSTED requirements for medication training.

This course has an in-depth module on record keeping and includes a competence test (simulated medicines rounds) with a follow-on assessment if learners fail this.

Delegates receive a comprehensive workbook with a theory test that can be completed with their manager. Model answers are available on the 'Assessing Staff Competence to Administer Medicines' workshop.
Start Date
Wednesday 25 May 2022
End Date
Wednesday 25 May 2022
10:00 - 14:15
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate how to record medicines given on time, given early or late

  • demonstrate how to record variable doses and when required doses

  • demonstrate what checks are needed on original packs (boxes and bottles) before they are administered

  • demonstrate how to administer and record medicines from original packs

  • demonstrate how to administer oral liquids

  • demonstrate how to administer inhalers

  • demonstrate how to administer eye drops

Additional information
Target Audience
Children's Services / Children's Services (B&HCC) / CVS / Early Years Providers / Foster Carers / Schools
target audience
Course pre-requisites
55 Drove Road, Drove Road
Event Trainers
The Medication Training Company
Pricing Bands
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