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Handling Medication in the Social Care Sector – 4th March 2020

As the course Handling Medication in the Social Care Sector on 12 February, 2020 had to be cancelled we are pleased to confirm that a new date is in place and this training will now be delivered on 4 March 2020. Please see the course outline below. If you would like to book a place email [email protected] or telephone 0131 663 4444.

Handling Medication in Social Care

This is not a Train the Trainer course but a full day training made up as follows –

What the training covers:

  •  The principles of care in relation to handling medication

In this section we discuss how we can ensure we apply the principles of care when supporting individuals with their medication. We look at choice, respect, privacy, dignity, individuality, independence, empowerment and partnership working.

We study three fictitious typical scenarios in which support workers are faced with dilemmas between respecting someone’s rights and the worker’s duty of care.

We look at how every individual should have a support plan in place and this should include every aspect of their medication routine, allowing for self-administration if appropriate.

  • The legal framework; Accountability and responsibility

In this section we look briefly at the legislation which underpins the policies we need to have in place. We look at accountability and liability, and effective risk assessment.

  • Safe handling of medication (The 7 ‘Rights’ when handling medication)

Here we look at what is considered to be best practice, e.g. hygiene and careful recording etc.

  • Teamwork and Information sharing

This section focuses on the importance of sharing information appropriately and working consistently with procedures.

  • Issues and problems

Here we explore typical problems and dilemmas such as refusals, missing medication, wrong doses given, sudden illness.

  • Evaluation of organisation’s own policy

We look at our own policies and compare them with what we think should be in them as a result of what we’ve gone over in the training so far. Are they robust enough?

We confirm understanding of accountability and responsibility, both corporate and individual.

Date of Training: 4 March 2020   9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Venue: ARC Scotland, Unit 11 Hardengreen Business Centre, Eskbank, Dalkeith EH22 3NX (there is free car parking available)

Cost: £95 per person  

(Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and a light buffet lunch will be provided).

To book a place email [email protected]

or Phone 0131 663 4444.