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Administration of Medication for HCAs

Duration: 1 Day - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

It is important that Health Care Assistants have an understanding of how the drugs they administer work, are absorbed and are excreted by the body. The aim of the this busy day is to provide a good general foundation for nurses, support workers and carers. Candidates should then be motivated to study specific drug groups further.

Course Content

The language of pharmacology

Benefits and hazards of medicines

Concordance & Compliance of Medications

Absorption - drugs & plasma levels

Pharmacology - effects of drugs on body systems

Adverse Effects - side-effects of drugs on body systems

Clearance & Metabolism - effects of the body on drugs

Questions and answers

Professional responsibility Record keeping

Course Aims and Outcomes


  • To enable the participants to gain basic understanding of:
  • Legal and professional responsibilities associated with administering medication
  • What drugs do to the body
  • What the body does to the drugs
  • How drugs get in and out of the body

Course Attended By

Course Venues and Prices

    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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