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Our Administration of Medicines to Children in Schools course is particularly suited to staff working in the education, childcare and early years’ sectors 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 suitable for nursery, primary school and secondary school staff.

Our Administration of Medicines to Adults in Care course is aimed at staff working within a residential or domiciliary care setting that need to safely administer medicine. 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.

Our courses are delivered by Registered Nurses all of whom hold adult teaching qualifications supported by a professional qualification and considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach. We deliver a variety of different medication training courses in a variety of settings. These settings can be grouped as education and care.

Since 2017, the Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2017 now allow schools in the UK to keep spare adrenaline auto injectors (AAI’s) for emergency use. This new legislation is likely to increase awareness and knowledge, helping staff to recognise and treat anaphylaxis in schools.

In recent years’ the number of children attending education settings 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 others such as the LEA, OFSTED and Healthcare Professionals. Pupils must have access to their medicine when required. They should know where their own medication is kept and who holds the key. Emergency medicines must not be locked away and should be easily available for children when they need them.

To book on the next course visit our website  or call us on 0117 453 7083. 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 others such as the LEA, OFSTED and Healthcare Professionals.