22558VIC Course in Supporting People With Disability to Use Medications 22558VIC Course in Supporting People With Disability to Use Medications

22558VIC Course in Supporting People With Disability to Use Medications

Work with people with a disability who need support in using medications

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Course Overview

Only available in VIC

This accredited course addresses the skills and knowledge required to equip existing and newly qualified disability support workers with strategies to ensure people with a disability take and use medication in accordance with the documented medication chart/treatment sheet developed with their medical practitioner.

Learning outcomes

Key concepts of the course include:

  • Legislation and regulation
  • Duty of care & scope of practice
  • Policies and procedures
  • What is medication and what does it do?
  • Types of medications
  • Dose administration aids
  • Medication documentation* and equipment
  • The care team – liaising with health professionals
  • Person-centred practice
  • Participant & worker safety considerations
  • Communication with the participant
  • Privacy, confidentiality and consent
  • Preparation of medications
  • Pre administration checks
  • Supporting participants to take medications
  • Managing errors and contingencies
  • Safe storage and disposal of medications
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