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Certificate of Client Medication Assistance

$499.00$799.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If you work in the health or community care sector, this online professional development program will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to assist clients with their medication needs.

The Certificate of Client Medication Assistance will show you how to provide assistance with medication in response to an assessed need identified by the client or their substitute decision-maker. You will learn how to assist with medications in accordance with the health, support, and care plan, and in line with jurisdictional requirements, under the direction of nursing staff.

On completion of this course, you will feel confident to facilitate and administer medication under supervision to a client in an aged care facility, home or community care setting.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Assist clients with medication

  • Prepare medication for distribution
  • Authority to administer medications
  • Medication equipment
  • Delivery to client
  • Client understanding
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Verify client details
  • Prepare client for medication
  • Administering medication and rules
  • Timing of medication
  • Dose administration aids
  • Check dosage
  • Client cooperation
  • Injections
  • Ingestion and effects
  • Recording medication administration
  • Observing patients
  • Medication contingencies
  • Reactions to medications
  • Out-of-date medications
  • Changes in client needs
  • Waste disposal
  • Safe storage
  • Medication security
  • Drug groups

Unit 2 - Administer and monitor medications

  • Substance identification
  • Substance incompatibility
  • Time management issues
  • Contraindications
  • Allergies
  • Drugs and poison schedules
  • Delegated medication administration
  • Medication management
  • Support worker roles
  • Dose Administration Aids (DAA)
  • Infection control
  • Medication storage
  • Administration procedures
  • Functions of prescribed medication
  • Drug groups
  • Dosages
  • Medication preparation
  • Client identification
  • Organisation guidelines
  • Explanation to client
  • Side effects
  • Client observations after ingestion
  • Disposal of sharps and unused medication
  • PRN medications
  • Medication documentation
  • Accurate medication information
  • Acute and adverse reactions
  • Hypersensitivity reaction (HSR)
  • Emergency responses
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Pain levels
  • Pain medications
  • Medication contingencies
  • Medication refusal
  • Contaminated or expired medication
  • Storage of medication
  • ACOC symptoms
  • Equipment management
  • Cleaning
  • Disinfection and sterilisation
  • Care plans and treatment sheets
  • Privacy
  • Medical chart storage

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

 

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