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Medicine Administration for Carers

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Course Features

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Duration

3 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Intermediate

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Effort

3 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

This course will teach you about the principles and practices of medicine administration. This course will cover the laws and guidelines surrounding medicine administration. It also covers requirements for medicines storage, record keeping, and other related topics. The 6 R's of medicine administration will be covered: the right patient, right medicine and right route. You'll also learn about how to give residents the right to refuse. You will learn through videos, articles and discussion. This course gives you the chance to learn from and collaborate with other caregivers.

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Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Engage the 6 R's of safe medicine administration for residents at your care setting

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Apply your knowledge of the policy and guidance on covert administration of medicines in appropriate instances

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Demonstrate good hand hygiene and knowledge of good oral hygiene for your residents

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Identify ways in which you can involve the resident in making shared decisions about their medicines

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Assess, monitor, administer and review medicines so that residents are receiving medicines in an appropriate form

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Collaborate with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure the resident's medication needs are met

Target Students

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This course is primarily for care workers in residential care home and nursing home services in the UK

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It will be also be of interest to other people working in adult care services including those working in sheltered housing, supported living services, extra care housing services, adult placement homes and other residential care services

Course Instructors

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Rina Matala

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I am a Lecturer at the University of East Anglia and a Community Pharmacist. I am the Dysphagia MOOC co-ordinator.
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David Wright

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Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia. Research interests include the management of medicines and their administration to patients with dysphagia
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Miariam Craske

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I'm an experienced community pharmacist with experience in pharmacy education. I am currently reading for a PhD in pharmacy practice at the UEA.

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