It has helped me to understand medication more and given me more confidence in administering.
I really enjoyed the course and it made me understand better all about handling of medicines.
Mihaiela Georgeta Plesia Level 2 Safe Handling of Medicines
The AoFAQ Level 2 Award in the Safe Handling and Administration of Medications course has been designed to provide learners who are new in the health and social care sector and require the underpinning knowledge to address the Skills for Care Common Induction Standards as well as support learners with their professional development. Our medication training course will help them to understand their roles and responsibilities in the Workplace.
A one day medication training course designed for the learners to be able to recognise the necessity for correct management of all medicines within the workplace. They will be expected to utilise their current background knowledge and experience in this area – be it within their own workplace or the home environment.
This course has been mapped to the common induction standards (CIS) and the Health and Social Care (HSC) National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Assist in the Administration of Medication (level 2)
Our medication training course is designed to enable the learner to safely administer medication to those individuals in their caring environment. It is aimed at those staff that have no formal nursing experience or registration. E.g., all staff working in health and social care, early years childcare professionals, teaching and support staff
Course materials will include such items as medication pots, spoons, syringes, blister packs, MAR sheets etc.
- Principles of care
- Legal framework
- Responsibility, accountability and confidentiality
- Self-medication and assisted medication
- Safe handling
- The seven “RIGHTS”
- Medication Administration Record Sheets (MARS) and transcribing
- Generic Vs Brand
- Information sharing
- Issues and problems
Assessment is by Multiple-choice Questionnaire and optional Workplace-based workbook and competencies.
This course can be tailored to client needs and extended where necessary.
Course Requirements / Notes:
The are no pre-requisites required to attend this course
Course Delivery and Lead Times:
Cognet are specialists in delivering on-site training throughout England and Wales.
As a general rule-of-thumb we would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will always try our utmost to meet your more pressing requirements.
We also run public courses for a range of our courses predominantly at venues in the West Midlands. Our current schedule of courses can be seem on our Public Courses page. If you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to help you directly or by putting you in touch with another company who can.