Administration of Medicines to Children in Care – MED02
Our administration of medicines to children course is particularly suited to staff working within a children’s residential or domiciliary care setting and similar environments where they may be required to safely administer medicine or assist children to take their own medication. This course considers Level 1 and Level 2 administration and is advised by the CQC that staff undertake the course annually to review knowledge, skills and competencies relating to managing and administering medicines.
“The Administering Medication training was helpful in understanding about EpiPens and how to administer eye drops.”
Why do our customers choose us?
In recent years’ the number of children with a variety of medication needs has increased. Acorn understands that medication training needs to take into consideration not only the needs of the child but also those of the staff team and Healthcare Professionals.
Our courses are delivered by Registered Nurses who hold adult teaching qualifications, supported by a professional qualification and considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.
Teaching 18,000 delegates a year, Acorn Health & Safety offer training to individuals, groups and entire staff teams we are committed to providing excellent training delivered in a relaxed, yet informative style.
How do we approach medication training?
Delegates are informed of content of policies, procedures and administration recording practices using a variety of teaching techniques to meet the needs of individual delegates and includes the following:
- Review of current practice
- Types and classification of medication
- Storage and disposal
- Administration of medicine
- Recording administration
- Supporting self-administration
- Practical advice and guidance
- Plenty of opportunity to ask questions
This course is of 3 hours (half day) duration.
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What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
We’ll provide delegates with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts. On successful completion of this course delegates will receive a printed course certificate
Post course our team of consultants and trainers are available to answer any questions you might have. You’ll also receive an automatic reminder prior to course expiry.
Our ‘administration of medicines to children’ course is just one of over 60 courses we offer. Acorn Health & Safety also provides training and consultancy in fire safety, food safety, manual handling, healthcare training and health and safety.
Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation. This course is now available online and is being live streamed using 'Zoom'. It's the same great training achieving high levels of interaction and is still being delivered by a knowledgeable and experienced trainer. Where required all course materials are provided in advance of training, all you need is access to the internet and a suitable device (computer, laptop, I-pad or similar) to join in. This course can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.
We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals or organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.
Please contact us to discuss all of your training needs so we can advise the most suitable and cost effective solution.
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Aimed at businesses and individuals requiring specific training or those with only a few members of staff to train our open courses run regularly throughout the year and cover a variety of different subjects.