Safer handling and management of Medication

Safer Handling and Management of Medication


To ensure carers are compliant with legislation and the organisation’s policies and procedures. To ensure carers deliver effective and safe practice

Duration and Format

This is a 3 hour programme usually delivered over 1 morning, afternoon or evening. The format is tutor led learning supported by a power point with some practical activities.

This course is delivered by a registered nurse

Course Content

On completion of this training carers will be able to :

  • State what a medicine is
  • Explain the need for safe administration of meds and the importance of record keeping
  • Explain the factors that necessitate the safe storage of medicine
  • Explain the reasons for and the importance of completing a risk assessment
  • Outline what to do if an error is made
  • List the points of entry and the different packaging and compliance devices
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the possible side effects of medicines
  • Explain the importance of infection control procedures

Assessment Guidelines and Student resources

There is no formal assessment for this programme.

Students will receive handouts and a certificate of attendance from AMTD

Cost £30 pp or £250 per session maximum of 10 people delivered in your workplace

To book this course or discuss your requirements call Pat on 07915 60978 or email

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AMTD is an TQUK approved centre