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Introduction to the course

Watch the video - Miriam Craske will help you understand the underlying principles of medicines administration in care settings.

Welcome to the UEA’s medicine administration course for carers. This course has been designed to help you understand the underlying principles and procedures when administering medicines.

This course is divided into 3 weeks. Each week contains various activities that you should aim to complete within the week. However, feel free to work at your own pace, whether you like to whizz through the weeks sooner or catch up from the beginning if you’re late starting.

During the 3 weeks, you will learn about:

  • The 6 ‘Rs’ of safe medicine administration: right resident, right medicine, right route, right dose, right time and resident’s right to refuse

  • The rules and guidance surrounding medicine administration

  • Medicine storage and record keeping requirements

This course provides opportunities for you to collaborate with others with similar interests in the comments sections. You can share your thoughts and reflect on your experiences or pose questions to help form your ideas. We can learn a lot from each other.

As you finish each step, just click the pink ‘Mark as complete’ button. You will then be able to see at a glance which steps you have completed on your ‘To do’ list, and so we can show you how much you’ve completed on your Progress page.

Enjoy the next 3 weeks and we look forward to reading your experiences in the comments sections.

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