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22 October 2018

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Objectives

Group Learning Session: Medication Awareness

At the end of this session the candidates will:

  • be able to describe the basic principles of safe handling and administration of medicines
  • be able to explain the recording, ordering, receiving and storing systems and how to apply this knowledge in practice
  • be able to outline your knowledge of legislation, regulations and code of practice related to medicines
  • be able to promote and maintain the person's rights, dignity and independence
  • be able to provide a baseline set of standards for care organisations to administer medication within care home settings
  • be able to outline the worker's responsibilities when administering medication
The learning objectives in this session link in to the following units:
  • Care Certificate:
    • 5.5 Support individuals to minimise pain or discomfort:
      • 5.5c - Take appropriate action where there is pain or discomfort. This could include: Re-positioning, Reporting to a more senior member of staff, Giving prescribed pain relief medication, Equipment or medical devices are working properly or in the correct position e.g. wheelchairs, prosthetics, catheter tubes
    • 13.5 Understand medication and healthcare tasks:
      • 13.5a - Describe the agreed ways of working in relation to medication
      • 13.5c - List the tasks relating to medication and health care procedures that they are not allowed to carry out until they are competent


  • Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care:
    • Optional Units:
      • DEM 305 - Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach


  • Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma (including Generic, Dementia and Learning Disability Pathways):
    • Group B - Optional Context/Specialist Knowledge Units:
      • DEM 305 - Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach
    • Group C - Optional Competence Units:
      • ASM 34 - Administer medication to individuals, and monitor the effects
      • HSC 3047 - Support use of medication in social care settings


  • Level 3 Award Awareness of Dementia:
    • Mandatory Units:
      • DEM 305 - Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach


  • Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care:
    • Optional Units:
      • DEM 305 - Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach
      • HSC 3047 - Support use of medication in social care settings


  • Level 3 Certificate in Working with individuals with diabetes:
    • Group B - optional units:
      • DIB 301 - Safe administration of medication and monitoring techniques for individuals with diabetes


  • Level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma (including Generic, Dementia and Learning Disability Pathways):
    • Group B – Optional context/specialist knowledge units:
      • DEM 305 - Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach
    • Group C units – Optional competence units:
      • ASM 34 - Administer medication to individuals, and monitor the effects
      • HSC 3047 - Support use of medication in social care settings