Medicine Management | Online E-learning

Comply with national standards of medicines management and safety

Medicines management applies to all situations where medicines are used, purchased, prescribed, supplied or reviewed. This Medicines Management e-learning explores this wide topic and delivers the knowledge to comply with safe and legal practices.

Medicine management is a complex and multi-layered area which requires effective training to ensure safe and legal practice. This professionally-developed interactive e-learning is designed to give you a clear understanding of the topic, and the responsibilities of your professional role.

You will be encouraged to put the patient at the heart of all your decisions, as you explore topics such as selecting, purchasing, prescribing and administering medicines.

This online course acts as a helpful overview to ensure high levels of safety and good practice, as well as provide a uniform standard to national requirements.

What will I learn?

By the end of this Medicines Management training e-learning, you will be able to:

  • Explain the medicines management cycle
  • Identify roles and responsibilities
  • State the principles of good medicines management
  • Obtain, store and administer drugs safely and legally
  • State the five relevant medicines management national agencies
  • List the core medicines management values
  • Dispose of medicines correctly
  • Administer medicines safely and reliably
  • Outline self-administration good practice
  • Practice good record keeping
  • Report incidents and reactions correctly

Who should take this course?

This Medicines Management training e-learning is suitable for healthcare and social care professionals with the responsibility of receiving, storing, administering and disposing of medication.

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. Contact us to find out about our bespoke multi-lingual courses.

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Our bespoke and off-the-shelf catalogue utilise the latest interactive learning techniques and platforms. Learners benefit from informative and engaging content, with built-in assessment, certification and hosting options.

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Medicine management course Content

  • What is medicines management?
  • National agencies
  • Statistics
  • Awareness
  • Safe handling
  • Core values
  • Management cycle
  • Individual selection of medicines
  • Organisational selection of medicines
  • Procurement and Purchasing
  • Procurement outlines
  • ‘Purchasing for Safety’ imitative
  • What is prescribing?
  • Responsibilities
  • Importance of good practice
  • Why are procedures so strict?
  • Controlled drugs
  • Disposal of medicines
  • Responsibilities
  • Obtaining supplies
  • Management of controlled drugs
  • Patient’s own drugs (PODs)
  • Medicine storage
  • Transferring medicines
  • The importance of safe and reliable administration
  • 8 factors of safe administration
  • Policies and procedures
  • Responsibilities
  • Administration safety
  • Giving medicine
  • Self-administering
  • Record keeping
  • Minor ailments
  • Mistakes and incidents
  • Reporting incidents
  • Why monitoring is important
  • Adverse drug reactions
  • When to monitor and review
  • Hospitals
  • Community care
  • Staff responsibilities
  • Reflection points