Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds Working in a care home or any social care role will require you to understand the underlying principles and procedures when administering medicines to residents. While the focus of any care role is looking after the resident’s physical, emotional and social needs safe medication, administration is also an important aspect of the job. As a carer is your responsibility to ensure that you understand the resident’s needs and administer the correct drug at the correct dose and time. On this course you will learn about the six Rs of safe medication administration, that’s the right resident, the right medicine, by the right route, at the right dose and right time and let’s not forget about the resident’s right to refuse.
Skip to 1 minute and 1 second You will also become familiar with the laws and guidance on safe administration of medicines, record-keeping requirements and appropriate storage of medicines. This interactive course provides opportunities for you to collaborate with other learners, reflect on your experiences and share your thoughts. If you’re super enthusiastic there are also opportunities to stretch and challenge yourself. Our highly qualified and experienced team will support your learning through each step of the way from gaining basic knowledge, learning new skills, improving your working practice to feeling more confident in administering medicines to residents. If you’re taking this course because you have an interest in becoming a carer we hope this is a useful first step for you