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Updated CQC guidance about medication

2nd May 2019

Adult social care employers have a responsibility to ensure the proper and safe use of medicines, and that responsible staff are suitably trained and competent. CQC has updated their guidance for regulated adult social care services, which includes advice about administering medicines covertly, disposing of medicines and safe administration using feeding tubes.

Medway College of Social Care provides two medication courses; Safe Handling and Administration of Medication and Assessor’s Course to Assess Staff Competence to Administer Medication

 

Safe Handling and Administration of Medication

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to teach the practical skills needed to correctly select, administer and record medication from original packs and monitored dosage systems (MDS blister packs).

Target Audience

This course is aimed at staff working in a variety of care settings including; care homes, day care, and community settings. It is aimed at staff with all levels of experience from those new to administering medication through to experienced nurses. It may also be useful for staff who require a refresher course.

 

Assessor’s Course to Assess Staff Competence to Administer Medication

Course Aim

This course is a practical workshop teaching staff how to assess the competence of staff who administer medication.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at staff working in health and social care who as part of their role are required to assess the competence of other staff who handle and administer medication.

It is recommend that Staff who attend this course have already:
• attended and passed the ‘Safe Handling and Administration of Medication’ course
• completed the distance learning book ‘Support the Use of Medication in Social Care Settings’

To book a place either follow the link or alternatively contact mcsc@medway.gov.uk or ring 01634 33 8480

To view the guidance please follow the link to the CQC pages