Handling Medication & Avoiding Drugs Errors – Level 2

Course Overview Course Description: Mistakes in medication management can have serious consequences for patients and healthcare providers. Our Handling Medication […]

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Handling Medication & Avoiding Drugs Errors – Level 2

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100 students

Course Overview

Course Description: Mistakes in medication management can have serious consequences for patients and healthcare providers. Our Handling Medication & Avoiding Drug Errors course is dedicated to equipping healthcare professionals and individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure the safe and effective administration of medications. This essential training program emphasizes the prevention of drug errors and the promotion of patient well-being.

Course Highlights:

  1. Medication Safety Fundamentals: Understand the importance of medication safety, including the role of healthcare professionals and patients in preventing errors.
  2. Medication Administration Techniques: Learn the correct techniques for administering various types of medications, including oral, injectable, and topical medications.
  3. Drug Calculations: Master essential calculations for dosages and drug administration, ensuring accurate medication delivery.
  4. Medication Storage and Handling: Explore best practices for storing and handling medications to maintain their potency and safety.
  5. Medication Interactions and Side Effects: Gain insights into potential drug interactions and adverse effects, and learn how to monitor and manage them.
  6. Medication Reconciliation: Discover the importance of thorough medication reconciliation to prevent errors during transitions of care.
  7. Reducing Medication Errors: Identify common sources of medication errors and learn strategies to reduce their occurrence in clinical settings.
  8. Patient Education: Understand the crucial role of patient education in ensuring medication safety. Learn how to effectively communicate medication information to patients.
  9. Legal and Ethical Aspects: Explore the legal and ethical considerations surrounding medication administration, including informed consent and patient rights.
  10. Continuous Improvement: Emphasize the importance of ongoing learning and quality improvement in medication management.

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  • 70% pass mark
  • Printable modules for future reference

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