Medication Awareness

Medication awareness training course



This awareness course has been designed  to provide learners with the knowledge required to support the use of medication in a wide range of health and social care settings. The aims of this course are to provide an understanding of the  current legislation along with imparting a practical understanding of the procedures carers must follow in order to ensure that medication is administered appropriately and safely.  This course also deals with issues  associated with confidentiality and information safety invloved in administrating, dispensing, storage, recording and disposal of medication. On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of the importance of accurate recording and reporting when administering medication.




 2.5 to 3  hours (depending on group size).


Course content


  • Background and Legislation
  • Codes of Practic
  • Policies and Procedures
  • What the Medication Policy should cover
  • Care Plan
  • Needs assessment
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Medication and Risks
  • Areas of Poor Practice and  Complaints
  • High Risk Service Users
  • Medication and the Elderly
  • Poly-pharmacy
  • The Medication Process
  • Prescribing and prescriptions
  • Dispensing and role of pharmacist
  • Receipt of medication
  • Administration  of medication
  • Self Administration and risks
  • Additional instructions
  • Storage of medication
  • Disposal of medication
  • Record keeping of medication
  • Types of  Medication
  • Commonly Used Abbreviations
  • Consent and covert/crushed medication issues
  • Medication Administration Record Sheet (MAR sheet)
  • Controlled drugs schedules, administration, recording, storage
  • Homely Remedies and warfarin
  • Pre-medication Checklist
  • Managing a Medication Error/Omission
  • Medication Routes and formulations
  • Side Effects of medication and Yellowcard reporting to MHRA
  • Disposal of Medication
  • When to Seek Advice
  • Help and Further Information




Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.



Assessment is ongoing by the instructor.




A certificate of attendance from MEDISAFE TRAINING will be emailed within 48 hours to the lead person subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. Hard copy certificates can be provided at additional cost per certificate.



Important Information


Please note that the candidates should have satisfactory English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete any assessments.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.
Medication Awareness course
medication awareness training course