Safer Handling of Medicines

Producer: Embrace Learning

Duration: 2 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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This short e-learning course comprises two easy-to-follow units: an
introduction and a study unit. The basics of ordering, receiving,
administering, storing and disposing of medicines safely form the core of the learning with material covering record-keeping and a change of pharmacy also included.

Please Note: The demo link for this title is representative of the courseware but does not give access to the actual course.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


Topics include:

- Changing to another pharmacy
- Variation of dose by phone
- Residential settings and domiciliary services
- Refusals, mistakes and adverse reaction
- Self-administration of medicines


At the end of the course, students will be able to:

- Identify the processes and procedures for obtaining and receiving supplies
- Explain how drugs are administered and how problems may occur
- Describe how to store and dispose of drugs safely and securely
- State the principles underpinning the proper administration of medication
- Outline the principal legal aspects of handling medicines

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