Course Overview

This course covers the appropriate procedure for administering and handling medications, different types of medicines, who can administer medications, side effects, reactions and the rights of those receiving medication. This e-learning session can be accessed via a variety of electronic devices. The programme benefits from narrative scenarios and activities with ongoing assessment making it engaging and interactive.

Aims & Objectives

  • Explain the procedures and safe principles of handling medication
  • Explain what needs to be recorded and the MAR chart
  • Describe how to put into practice the ‘RIGHTS’ of medication administration
  • Identify a range of medications, their purposes, route and administration
  • Enable you to understand medication labels
  • Advise on how to store and dispose of medication safely
  • Inform on how to avoid and manage errors
  • Improve your awareness of some common side effects of medication
  • Describe what to do if a CYP has a severe reaction to medication

Course Audience

Adult Health Care Workers, Social Care Workers, Nursing staff, Adult Day Care/Centre workers, Home Care Staff, Agency staff.

Course Duration

This course will take a minimum of 45 minutes to complete.


This course is accredited by Open Awards – Badge of Excellence

Course Curriculum

Admin of meds CYP Foundation 00:00:00
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