The term ‘restraint’ has negative connotations especially for the health and social care industry, made worse by some of the devastating images we have seen recently on the TV where members of the public have been forced to the ground and knelt on putting both their human rights and personal safety in jeopardy. Sometimes restraint is appropriate especially when working with clients who may become distressed. This course will help staff who may be required to restrain do so in a safe and ethical manner.
Aim
This Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines course will start by explaining the key terminology used when handling medicines. It then goes into detail about the roles of the people involved, some of the different groups of medicines, providing different levels of support to patients, infection control, label interpretation and much more.
Outcomes
State the legislation and guidance of medication management
Identify the key principles of medication management
Discuss The Service user needs assessment
Explore the consent to treatment and obtaining medication
Identify the principles of safe administration of medicines
State the importance of awareness of specific medications
Identify the practical considerations for the safe management of medicines
Discuss the implications for service users with swallowing difficulties
State the importance of record keeping
Discuss the Safe disposal of medicines
Other Information
Duration 1 Day
Certification is available through The National Network of Training Consultants £2
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