Code: HLTHPS006
Title: Assist clients with medication

Online +

Face to Face Assessment and Practical Tasks: 1-3 Hours

Price: $ 475


This course covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance to a variety of clients and to support a client to self-administer their medication using the relevant mode of administration. It also involves reading, understanding and accurately completing medication documentation such as care plans and medical charts after administration of medication.

Participants will learn about the importance of checking and confirming the care plan and details, client identity, correct medication including expiry dates, dosage instructions, correct dosage. And conducting pre and post administration client checks, cleaning equipment, disposal and storage of medications according to organisation procedures.

The skills in this course apply to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication and must be used in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Practical scenarios: 

Scenario 1 – Provide assistance with medication – Asthma

Scenario 2 – Provide assistance with medication – Anaphylaxis

Scenario 3 – Provide assistance with medication – PRN Liquid Paracetamol

Scenario 4 – Provide assistance with medication – Eye Drops

Scenario 5 – Provide assistance with medication – Tablets

Documentation - The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:

Incident Report Forms

Medication Administration Forms

Theory assessment -  A written assessment consisting of short answer and multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

Total Duration of Course: 14 hours

Online + Face to Face Practical Tasks: 1 Hour

Price: 475

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