The aim of this course is to provide you the theoretical knowledge required by a Carer or support worker to assist clients with self-medication in response to a need identified by the client or their substitute decision-maker. Through a variety of content types, assessments and questions, this course will guide you to gain a basic understanding of Medication Assistance in the aged care and community sector. This is a good introductory theoretical course before moving forward and completing the accredited Medications Skill Set for AIN’s.
REMEMBER: This is a theoretical and non-accredited course. You must complete the actual and appropriate nationally recognised qualification skill set to CHCCS424B Administer and monitor medications before you can administer medications. Casey College does offer the nationally recognised medications skill set, please contact us for more information.
- Demonstrating a clear understanding of the fact that this task is high risk and requires strict guidelines and processes
- Explaining the limits of the AIN role as well as the training requirements in order to safely assist residents with medication
- Explaining the supervision requirements when AINs assist with medications
- Explaining how to ensure the safety of the resident, other staff and yourself in the process
- Describing a valid medication order
- Describing the step by step process for ensuring the safe administration of medications
- Listing the most common side effects and the correct management of these side effects
- Explaining strategies to manage medication incidents
- Describing the documentation relating to medication administration
Most commonly, people take around 3 hours to complete this course. There are short quizzes throughout the course that are there to check that you have retained the main points of the course. Don’t worry; you can attempt them as many times as needed, until you get it right.