The Principals of Safe Handling of Medicines - QLS Level 2 Course is designed for a broad spectrum of health care workers who would benefit from a greater understanding of how to adopt good, safe working practices in relation to the dispensing of medicines and medical treatments. This course will give students an understanding of the principles and practices of working with medicines including the correct procedures for the administering, handling and disposal of medicines.
The course is designed to complement practical work, as it will help you to underpin your practice with theoretical knowledge. It will also give you the opportunity to look at parts of the job you may not currently be involved with.
On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.
The following topics are covered: The use of different types of medication; How medicines are classified; Legislation and guidelines related to medication process; The role of self and others in the medication process; and How to access information about medication
The following topics are covered: How medicines are supplied and obtained; The requirements for storing medication; and The requirements for the safe disposal of medication.
The following topics are covered: Preparations to be taken prior to administering medication; How medication is administered safely and in a way that meets individual needs; How to support individuals to administer their own medication; Procedures to follow when there are problems with the administration of medication; and How the effects of medication are monitored.
The following topics are covered: The audit process in relation to medication transactions and stock levels; How information is recorded and confidentiality maintained; and Your role in relation to accountability and responsibility.
You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. A hard-copy book version of the course notes are also supplied.
Please Note: Hard-copy versions of this course are still being dispatched but there may be slight delays to the usual delivery times.
There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.
You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.
As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.
Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.
We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.
This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
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