Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication

Skills for Care Endorsed Provider


Your support can be a key factor in ensuring that individuals are able to manage their medical needs safely and effectively. Through discussion with the individual you can ascertain the level of support and explanation required when taking medication.


This e-learning provides an understanding of the safe administration of medication. It covers the process, routes and methods of administration and some of the more common side-effects and adverse reactions to medication.

Topics Covered

  • Understand the preparations to be taken prior to administering medication.
  • Understand how medication is administered safely and in a way that meets individual needs.
  • How to support individuals to administer their own medication.
  • Problems with the administration of medication.
  • Monitoring the effects of medication.
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Duration 45 minutes

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1 e-learning module

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1 online assessment

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