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Stretch and challenge yourself

If you would like to stretch and challenge your understanding and thought process, use the links below to read further information on covert medicines and labelling of medicines, handwashing and residents oral health. This step is optional.

Medicine management in care homes - quality statement 6 covert medicine administration - NICE Quality standard [QS85] Published date: March 2015

Quality statement 6 outlines the standards that have to be met for adults who live in care homes and have been assessed as lacking capacity.

NHS Healthy body - hand washing

Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning and flu. Watch this video to see the handwashing technique in action.

Medication Administration: Why It’s Important to Take Drugs the Right Way

Read on to learn the importance of using medications as directed by the prescriber.

Oral health for adults in care homes - NICE guideline [NG48] Published date: July 2016

These recommendations are outlined and specified for care home managers, and for care staff carrying out admissions or assessments.

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Medicine Administration for Carers

UEA (University of East Anglia)