Medication awareness and Competency sign off (for 6 delegates)

Six Delegates

Total: £691.67(Exc VAT)
Course Details

Learning Aims and Outcomes

Prices on this course are for 6 attendees, if you require less delegates then please call 01376 573999 for a quote.

Course Title:  Medication Awareness and Competency Sign off

Course length 6 hours

Maximum number to attend 6 (maximum for competency sign off 6).  This course is aimed at all staff involved with administering medication.The course begins with an overview of relevant legislation and guidance and provides awareness around administering medication as well as storage of medication.During the afternoon session, delegates (maximum of 6) will be assessed for competency by participating in a role play for administration of medication.  The remainder of the group will complete a Medication Workbook Assessment whilst waiting for their individual assessment.

Learning Outcome

Assessment Criteria

Introduction - Laws and Legislation



         Understand the relevant laws and legislation applicable to medication administration and how these directly apply to care staff.  

Administration of Medication


Running out of Medication



British National Formulary (BNF)

Infection Control



         Identify how to administer 

         Check medication against MAR sheet.

         Understand what to do:

  • During GP hours
  • Outside GP hours

         Discuss in what circumstances BNF is used.

         Identify the importance of:

  • Hand hygiene with regards to administering medication.

Consent and Capacity

         The importance of consent

         Convert Medication

Taking delivery of Medication


         Discuss process of documenting delivering of medication.

         Actions taken if medication cannot be accepted

Base Levels


         Have an understanding of the importance of base levels; be able to identify a change in an individuals condition and record/report appropriately. 

Record Keeping

         Medication Administration Record Information that must be included

         Recording information conforming to the  Data Protection Act.

Common Medications

(this will be specific to each service provider common medications will be identified at the start of the training session)


         Identify medications used:

  • Indications
  • Contra indications
  • Side effects
  • Usual dosage

Medication Competency Sign off


(Maximum 6 delegates for sign off)


         Complete medication work book

         Assessment for competency in administering medication by Registered Nurse.  

         Signed competency documented will be provided to the on-site Manager.

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