Medication Management course overview

Medication Management Course Overview.

This Medication Management Elearning course will give you a thorough overview of Medication Management Procedures for your role in Health and Social Care. It will be beneficial if you work in various care settings including care homes, home care (Domiciliary Care) and other settings. If you are supported with medication and or are a family member of someone who needs support with medication, this free elearning course will give you an overview of Medication Management Principles.

This course will cover the following elements:

  1.  Key Medication Terms

Develop a clear understanding of  some of the key technical terms that play a crucial role in ensuring that medicines are both dispensed and administered safely and correctly. There are various terms that will be reviewed which relate to drugs in the body. These terms will be looked at in more detail and include:

  • Half Life
  • Steady State
  • Potency
  • Therapeutic Index

2. Legislation and Medication

In this lesson, you will learn about the law and legislation relating to medication and medication management. Additionally, you will also become aware of the Care Regulators for each part of the UK and what regulations service providers are governed by to maintain their registrations.

3. What is medicine?

Whilst it may seem obvious what medication is, this lesson will cover the various types of medication, how they get categorised and approved. You will also learn about how to correctly refer to the different medications that you will come across in your role.

4. Prescriptions and prescribers

This lesson covers information and learning regarding prescribers and prescriptions from across the United Kingdom. As you dig deeper into this lesson you will gain an insight of Patient Group Directives (PGD), the role of the Pharmacist and the use of a Homely Remedies or Symptomatic Relief Protocols that might be used in your  practice area.

5. 6 Rights of Medication Administration

Many lessons will teach you about the former 5 rights of medication administration, however in the UK this is now 6 rights of medication administration. This lesson will give you a thorough understanding of these rights as well as some of the common directions given for medication administration. You will also be aware of some of the routes of administering medicines.

  1. Right Client
  2. Right Medicine
  3. Right Route
  4. Right Dose
  5. Right Time
  6. Right to Refuse

6. How Medications Act on the body

This lesson covers how Medications react in the body and will give you an understanding of this:

  • Broad terms of how drugs react with the body.
  • Identification of the parts of the body that are involved in the mechanisms of medication effects.

Also covered in this section are different parts of the body and the reactions of them by medication.

7. Side effects and reactions of medications

Covered in this lesson is information on the side effects of medication:

  • Well known side effects of common medications
  • Adverse Drug reactions (ADR)
  • Type of ADR

8. Drug Interactions

During this lesson we will look at another serious problem that can arise from the use of medication – Drug Interactions.

9. Accountability and responsibilities

This lesson will give an overview of the accountability and responsibilities when administering medication.

10. Documentation and Medication Administration

Whilst different organisations have different ways of recording medication administration (MAR Charts) this lesson will give an overview of the key principles of MAR charts and record keeping.

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