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Assist with medication - online (short course - non-accredited)

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

This course is available for:

  • individual purchase
  • a group, under a licence agreement

Why choose this course?

This online course is recommended for anyone who, as part of their work role, is required to assist clients with medications.  This course will provide learners with the essential knowledge required to safely prepare and effectively assist clients with medications, complete medication documentation and handle medication contingencies in the workplace.

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance Staff

  • At Cerebral Palsy Alliance this course is compulsory for all disability support practitioners, managers and team leaders in Accommodation, Respite, Lifestyles and Packforce, as well as Youth Services staff and can be accessed via the online learning login.
  • Employees who work directly with clients must also enrol in the Disability Health Support workshop for disability support practitioners with this online learning as a prerequisite.
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees are exempt from the course fee

What content does the course cover?

This online course provides learners with the essential knowledge required to safely and effectively assist clients with medications and manage medication contingencies in the workplace.  This includes knowledge of:

  • The legal framework that supports safe medications and the roles and responsibilities of those involved
  • Basic medication terminology including abbreviations, naming conventions and instructions
  • Different forms of medications and how they are handled, administered and stored in the workplace
  • The characteristics of commonly prescribed medications in the workplace
  • The 10 rights of medication safety
  • Applying safe work practices when assisting with medications
  • Assisting clients who self-administer their own medications
  • Managing medication incidents, contingencies, reporting and documentation requirements

Course completion requires:

Successful completion of the compulsory online quizzes included throughout the course.

For staff who work directly with clients we recommend that this online course is supported by practical skills training.

Talk to the Training Alliance team for further information.

What is the cost?

For individuals: the cost is $38.50 including GST.

To pay online go to ‘Register for Online Learning’ below. The registration fee allows access for 6 months.

Please note:  there may be a delay of up to 1 business day between course registration and receipt of login details/course access.

For groups: we sell the course by licence agreement for large groups. This is very cost effective especially if several online courses are purchased and even more on a multiyear payment plan.

How long is the course?

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance team

Email: Training@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Phone: +61 2 9975 8715

Cancellation conditions apply

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