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This workshop describes the knowledge and skills required by care or support workers to assist clients with medication it addresses the provision of physical assistance or supporting clients with self-medication in response to an assessed need for assistance with medication in accordance with the health/support/ care plan and jurisdictional requirements.
It may involve distribution and administration of prescribed and over the counter medications within a residential care facility, or in a home or community setting. By the end of the session the participants will have been provided with knowledge and a demonstration on:
- How to identify and prepare clients for administration of medication
- How to prepare prescribed medications such as:
- oral, liquids, topical, eye, patch and inhaler
- Understanding of documentation requirements
- Compliance with organisations procedures for handling a range of possible contingencies
Entry & eligibility requirements
There are no pre-entry study or qualification requirements, but to be eligible, you must:
- Possess suitable English language, literacy and numeracy skills (e.g. you will need to be able to read, understand and communicate care requirements on a care plan);
- Be at least 18 years of age
Duration, learning method and assessment
This course is delivered face to face at our Training venue by our Registered Nurse educator. Follow up assessments may be conducted where necessary.
A certificate of participation confirming the learning outcomes will be provided to each learner.