After completing the training course, staff should be able to:-

  1. Establish from Care Home records which medicines are prescribed for a person at a specific time of the day.        
  2. Select the correct medicine from a labelled container usually monitored dosage systems (MDS) and compliance aids.
  3. Measure a dose of liquid medicine.        
  4. Apply a medicated cream (ointment, insert drops to the ear, nose or eye and administer inhaled medicines)
  5. Record when a person has had the medicine or the reason for not administering it.        
  6. Know what to do if a person refuses to take a medicine.
  7. Know who to inform if a medicine error occurs.        
  8. Know who to inform is a person becomes unwell after taking his/her medicines