Medication Awareness in Schools

Date(s) - 05/02/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kings College


Available spaces

The course is run by a fully trained Pharmacist and is an interactive course on the safe handling of medicines in schools using relevant examples and case studies. It is fully compliant with OFSTED and DfES guidance and covers essential information to support pupils with medical conditions.

The course is suitable for any school staff member who is required to administer medication to a child.

The course will include the following:

  • Storage
  • Administration
  • Recording
  • Disposal
  • Covert Administration
  • Self – medication
  • Importance of dose timings
  • How to use eye drops, patches, inhalers, creams etc
  • Legal issues
  • Medicines for school trips
  • The importance of medicine labels
  • Understanding dose instructions
  • Basic hygiene when administering medicines
  • Principles of medication policy
  • Specialist tasks
  • How to reduce medication errors
  • Reporting refusals, side effects and errors
  • Expiry dates
  • Insurance and indemnity

The following learning outcomes will be achieved:

  • How to use safe procedures for handling medication
  • How to administer medicines safely and effectively
  • How to use and maintain medication records
  • How to recognise and avoid potential problems with medicines
  • The side effects of medicines

There is a short assessment at the end of the course. They will receive the Care and Control of Medicines Foundation certificate which enables them to administer medication on successful completion.

Delivered by Opus Pharmacy Services



This event is fully booked.