Medication and Administration Training For Support Workers

Clinical Training – Support Workers Training

Medication and Administration Training For Support Workers

Length of Course:  6 hours

Prerequisites: Personal care certificate, Cert 3 in individual support or equivalent

Cost:  $167 per person (group and offsite bookings please enquire here)

Course Introduction

The administration of medications to clients is often a necessary part of being a support worker. This course is designed to provide an introduction to common medications distributed by Home Support Workers and Enrolled Nurses and how to prepare, administer and assist patients with their medications safely.

Medication Training – Key Competences Covered

  • How to read and understand a medication chart
  • Introduction to basic medication terminology
  • The seven rights of medication
  • Understanding a Client’s needs for various medications
  • How to differentiate between administration, prompting and self-administration
  • Understanding policy and procedures for medications administration
  • How to respond to a medication incident
  • Identification and reporting of any issues or concerns
  • Documentation escalation
  • Practical elements – administration techniques and procedures

Medication Training Course Certification

A certificate of achievement is issued on completion of the course.