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Assist Clients with Medication Course Online (Awareness Training)

This course has been developed to provide care and support workers with an understanding of how to assist clients in aged care, home and community settings with their medication needs.

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) has endorsed this course and successful completion earns 130 CPD Points from APNA.

Welcome to the Assist Clients with Medication course. The course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of how to assist clients in aged care, home and community settings with their medication needs.

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. ensure you have the authority to proceed to assist a client with their medication
  2. prepare the client for assistance after identifying the level and type of physical assistance or supervision required
  3. assist and support the administration of a wide range of different types of medications
  4. understand some of the ways medications are classified
  5. identify lines of authority, accountability and actions to be taken to handle contingencies
  6. complete the documentation associated with the administration of medication, and
  7. implement hygiene and duty of care procedures when addressing the needs of the client.

This course looks at assistance with medication provided by care or support workers in response to assessed client need and in accordance with:

  1. the relevant health, support or care plan, and
  2. jurisdictional requirements.

The course covers the distribution and administration of prescribed and over the counter medication as well as how to support clients with self-medication.

Those who require assistance may be residents or clients, but for consistency the term clients is used in this course.

 

This course supports the theoretical component of the unit of competency:

- CHCCS305C Assist Clients with Medication.

This unit can be completed as part of a Certificate III or Certificate IV level qualification within the CHC08 Community Services Training Package.

A pre-requisite for this competency is successful completion of the unit:

- HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context.

Receiving a nationally recognised outcome

To receive a nationally recognised outcome, you will need to successfully complete a practical assessment of competency with a Registered Training Organisation who is able to issue this unit of competency within their scope of registration. This will need to occur after you have completed this online course. You should check with your chosen Registered Training Organisation about what level of recognition they will grant if you complete this course.

The ‘8 rights’ have been developed to aid in the correct administration of medications and should be a part of all medication administration systems.

Also known as the 8 Rs the 8 rights require you to make sure you have the:

  1. RIGHT client
  2. RIGHT medication
  3. RIGHT dose
  4. RIGHT date and time
  5. RIGHT route
  6. RIGHT method
  7. RIGHT documentation, and respected the
  8. RIGHT to refuse.

These rights must be strictly adhered to during the administration of any medication and will be referred to throughout this training. 

In some states and territories other safety precautions are included that increase the number of rights up to sixteen. This may include making sure you have the:

  1. RIGHT allergies
  2. RIGHT records, including the patient assessment of needs relating to medication assistance
  3. RIGHT education
  4. RIGHT response to the medication
  5. RIGHT handling
  6. RIGHT storage
  7. RIGHT expiry date, and
  8. RIGHT transmission-based precautions.

              A Certificate of Completion is issued on successful completion of the course and you are required to get an 80% pass mark to be deemed as understanding the content. It is recommended that training is conducted every 2 years to stay refreshed.

              Run time 130 minutes.

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                Course Highlights:

                • 130 CPD Points (APNA)
                • Complete on Any Device
                • Quality Focused
                • Fast Certification
                • Tax Deductable
                • 100% Online
                • 24 Months Unlimited Course Access
                • Self-print Certificate

                "Very detailed information, with the ability to shuffle and skip past parts that I knew. I actually enjoyed doing it. I was refreshed after completing the course. All in all, a fantastic refresher course."

                Luke W.

                "Straight forward and easy to understand. Thanks, OHS this is my second Refresher course."

                Anonymous

                "Quick & relatively easy, done from the comfort of home."

                David B

                "Really great courses on OHS website, would use this site again."

                Rhys

                Learning Outcomes

                • Enhanced Skills: Completing this course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to confidently assist clients with their medication needs in aged care, home, and community settings.
                • Expanded Career Opportunities: With the certification from this course, you can enhance your professional credentials and open doors to a wider range of career opportunities in the healthcare and community services sectors.
                • Improved Client Care: By understanding the correct procedures for assisting clients with medication, you will ensure their safety and well-being, contributing to the provision of high-quality care and support.
                • Compliance with Regulations: This course covers jurisdictional requirements and ensures that you are up-to-date with the legal and regulatory standards in medication assistance, helping you maintain compliance and adhere to best practices.
                • Increased Confidence: As you gain a comprehensive understanding of medication assistance, you will feel more confident in your abilities to support clients, handle contingencies, and address their specific needs.
                • Professional Development: Completing this course demonstrates your commitment to professional growth and ongoing development. It shows employers and colleagues that you are dedicated to providing quality care and staying updated with industry standards.
                • Industry Recognised Outcome: Successfully completing the course and the OHS.com.au certification is widely accepted and recognised by industry. Should you require a nationally recognised outcome, you will need to find a RTO who can complete a practical.
                • Flexible Online Learning: The course is offered online, allowing you to study at your own pace and convenience. This flexibility enables you to balance your learning with work, family, or other commitments.

                ADDITIONAL EXTRA BONUSES with OHS.com.au

                Claim up to $1271.95 worth of Extra Bonuses
                with every purchase

                • Your personal copy of Safety Legends E-Book (value $39.95)
                • $100 off your first case from Naked Wines (value $100)
                • Upto 350,000 Bonus AMEX Frequent Flyer points* (value $1000)
                • Complimentary Access to two online courses** (value $132)
                $1271.95 EXTRA VALUE - JUST FOR YOU INSIDE!
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                WHO IS IT FOR?

                This course is designed for care and support workers in aged care, home, and community settings who are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in assisting clients with medication. Whether you are a beginner seeking to enter the field or an experienced professional aiming to stay updated with best practices, our Healthcare Training course offers valuable insights and practical training.

                Benefits to Healthcare Organisations

                • Compliance With Regulations

                  Training ensures adherence to medication assistance regulations and mitigates legal risks.

                • Improved Quality Of Care

                  Proper medication assistance leads to better patient outcomes and satisfaction.

                • Increased Staff Competency

                  Completing the course boosts staff confidence and performance.

                • Risk Reduction And Cost Savings

                  Minimising medication errors reduces liabilities and potential costs.

                • Standardised Procedures

                  The course establishes consistent medication assistance procedures.

                • Reputation And Trust

                  A certificate in medication assistance enhances organisational reputation and builds trust.

                Got multiple people needing to do a course? We will get back to you within a day!

                COURSE OUTLINE

                Welcome to the Assist Clients with Medication course! The course is developed to provide care and support workers with an understanding of how to assist clients in aged care, home, and community settings with their medication needs. It covers the distribution and administration of prescribed and over-the-counter medication, as well as how to support clients with self-medication. It supports the theoretical component of the unit of competency CHCCS305C Assist Clients with Medication, which can be completed as part of a Certificate III or Certificate IV level qualification within the CHC08 Community Services Training Package.

                COURSE STRUCTURE

                Preparing the client for assistance

                • 6 rights of medication administration
                • The order of the rights

                Characteristics of medication

                • Authority to proceed
                • What is authority to proceed?
                • Other aspects of an authority to proceed
                  • Legal requirements
                  • Your legal requirements
                  • State and territory legislation and regulations
                  • The role of care workers and their supervisors
                  • If in doubt, ask
                  • Duty of care
                  • Client assessment
                  • What does a client assessment evaluate?
                  • Other elements of a client's assessment
                  • Chock documentation
                  • Identify the authority to proceed
                  • Applying the 6 Rs to documentation
                  • Reviewing the assistance you may need to provide
                  • Other assistance you may need to provide
                  • Assessment
                  • Assessment: Authority to proceed

                Preparing the client for assistance

                • Preparing the client for assistance
                • Communication
                • Assess the environment
                • Check the client's identity
                  • Is this the client?
                • Behavioural, physical or cognitive changes
                • Chocking a client's response
                  • Observing changes in the client
                • Explaining the process
                • Supervising self-administration
                • Infection control
                • Consent
                • Assessment
                • Assessment: Preparing the client for assistance

                Administration of medication

                • Administration of medication
                • What you need to know
                • Personal hygiene procedures
                • PPE
                  • Applying the '6 rights' when administering medication
                • Abbreviations
                • Abbreviations for time and frequency
                • Abbreviations for the right route
                • Abbreviations for typos of medication
                  • Identify the abbreviations
                • Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
                • Assemble equipment
                • Required equipment
                • Obtain required assistance
                • Supervise administration
                • Record administration
                • Storage of medication
                • Keep medication in its original bottle or container
                  • Identify safe storage practices for medication
                • Cleaning
                • Other stops in cleaning the work environment
                • Handling waste
                  • Safe cleaning practices
                • Assessment
                • Assessment: Administration of medication

                Oral medication

                • Oral medication
                • Oral medication packaging
                • Reasons for packaging
                • Typos of packaging
                • Wafers and liquids
                • Administering oral medication
                • Procedure for crushing a tablet
                • Not all medication can be altered
                • Identifying altered release characteristics
                  • Identify the potential consequences of crushing medication
                • Splitting or dividing tablets
                • Dose Administration Aid (DAA)
                • DAAs and changes to medication
                • Avoid touching medication
                  • Administering a DAA
                • Preparing liquid medication
                • Dissolving powder medication in water
                • Assessment
                • Assessment: Oral medication

                Methods of administration

                • Methods of administration
                • Different ways of administering medication
                • Eye drops
                • After the drop is instilled
                • Ear drops
                • Nose drops
                • Inhalants
                • Assisting a client to use a motored dose inhalant
                • Spacer
                • Administering medications through a spacer
                • Assisting a client to use a dry powder inhaler
                • Nebuliser
                • Assisting a client to use a nebulizer
                • Keeping the nebuliser in place
                  • Inhalants
                • Assisting a client to apply ointments, lotions and creams
                • Applying an ointment, lotion or cream
                • Completing the application of an ointment, lotion or cream
                  • Applying a cream
                • Transdermal medication
                • Transdermal patches
                • Heat packs
                • Suppositories and pessaries
                • Care worker restrictions
                • Assessment
                • Assessment: Methods of administration

                Handling contingencies

                • Handling contingencies
                • Typos of contingencies
                • Incomplete ingestion
                • Reducing the occurrence of incomplete ingestion
                • Reporting incomplete ingestion
                  • Managing incomplete ingestion
                • Contaminated or out-of-date medication
                • Life threatening symptoms
                • Other changes
                • Monitoring changes and allergic reactions
                  • Identify life-threatening symptoms
                • The causes of physical or behaviour changes
                • Observation
                • Information hotline
                  • The consequence of the incorrect use of medication
                • Incorrect administration
                • Absence of medication
                • Overmedication
                • Overmedicating a cream or lotion
                • Medication errors
                • Reporting medication errors
                • Recording inconsistencies
                  • Handling medication errors
                • Assessment: Handling contingencies

                Summary

                • Summary
                • What we've covered
                • Completing the course

                Our Healthcare Training course supports the theoretical component of the unit of competency CHCCS305C Assist Clients with Medication.

                To receive a nationally recognised outcome, you will need to successfully complete a practical assessment of competency with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that can issue this unit of competency within their scope of registration. This practical assessment should occur after completing our online course. We recommend checking with your chosen RTO regarding the level of recognition they will grant upon completing our Healthcare Training course.

                Our Healthcare Training course does not include a practical assessment of competency conducted by an RTO. This course will test you on the theoretical components only. Please check with your workplace if you are unsure but this course is widely accepted by industry.

                To enrol in our Healthcare Training course, you must be over 18 years of age and expected to speak and read English to a sufficient standard.

                Upon successfully finishing our Healthcare Training course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. To be deemed as understanding the content, you are required to achieve an 80% pass mark. Regular refresher training every 2 years is recommended to stay updated in your healthcare practice.

                Student Reviews

                Who is this course designed for?

                This course is specifically designed for care and support workers who assist clients in aged care, home, and community settings with their medication needs.

                Do I need any prior qualifications or experience to enrol in this course?

                No, to complete this awareness course there are no prior qualifications required.

                What will I learn in this course?

                In this course, you will learn how to ensure you have the authority to assist a client with medication, prepare clients for assistance based on their individual needs, administer various types of medications, understand medication classifications, handle contingencies, complete documentation, and implement hygiene and duty of care procedures.

                Is this course Nationally Recognised?

                On completing this course you will receive a certificate of completion which is widely accepted by industry. Check with you workplace if you do need a nationally recognised outcome. If so you will need to successfully complete a practical assessment with a Registered Training Organisation that can issue the relevant unit of competency within their scope of registration.

                Can I complete this course online?

                Yes, this course is available online, allowing you to study at your own pace and convenience.

                What is the duration of the course?

                The course has a run time of approximately 130 minutes.

                How often should I refresh my training?

                It is recommended to refresh your training every 2 years to stay updated and maintain your knowledge and skills.

                Will I receive a certificate upon completion?

                Yes, a Certificate of Completion will be issued to you upon successfully finishing the course. To be deemed as understanding the content, you are required to achieve an 80% pass mark.

                Can I assist clients with self-medication after completing this course?

                Yes, this course covers how to support clients with self-medication in addition to the distribution and administration of prescribed and over-the-counter medication.

                Can I use the knowledge and skills gained in this course in both aged care and home/community settings?

                Absolutely, this course is designed to provide you with the necessary understanding and skills to assist clients with their medication needs in aged care, home, and community settings.

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                Assist Clients with Medication Course Online (Awareness Training)

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                  "Very detailed information, with the ability to shuffle and skip past parts that I knew. I actually enjoyed doing it. I was refreshed after completing the course. All in all, a fantastic refresher course."

                  Luke W.

                  "Straight forward and easy to understand. Thanks, OHS this is my second Refresher course."

                  Anonymous

                  "Quick & relatively easy, done from the comfort of home."

                  David B

                  "Really great courses on OHS website, would use this site again."

                  Rhys

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                  Learning Outcomes

                  • Enhanced Skills: Completing this course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to confidently assist clients with their medication needs in aged care, home, and community settings.
                  • Expanded Career Opportunities: With the certification from this course, you can enhance your professional credentials and open doors to a wider range of career opportunities in the healthcare and community services sectors.
                  • Improved Client Care: By understanding the correct procedures for assisting clients with medication, you will ensure their safety and well-being, contributing to the provision of high-quality care and support.
                  • Compliance with Regulations: This course covers jurisdictional requirements and ensures that you are up-to-date with the legal and regulatory standards in medication assistance, helping you maintain compliance and adhere to best practices.
                  • Increased Confidence: As you gain a comprehensive understanding of medication assistance, you will feel more confident in your abilities to support clients, handle contingencies, and address their specific needs.
                  • Professional Development: Completing this course demonstrates your commitment to professional growth and ongoing development. It shows employers and colleagues that you are dedicated to providing quality care and staying updated with industry standards.
                  • Industry Recognised Outcome: Successfully completing the course and the OHS.com.au certification is widely accepted and recognised by industry. Should you require a nationally recognised outcome, you will need to find a RTO who can complete a practical.
                  • Flexible Online Learning: The course is offered online, allowing you to study at your own pace and convenience. This flexibility enables you to balance your learning with work, family, or other commitments.

                  ADDITIONAL EXTRA BONUSES with OHS.com.au

                  Claim up to $1271.95 worth of Extra Bonuses
                  with every purchase

                  • Your personal copy of Safety Legends E-Book (value $39.95)
                  • $100 off your first case from Naked Wines (value $100)
                  • Upto 350,000 Bonus AMEX Frequent Flyer points* (value $1000)
                  • Complimentary Access to two online courses** (value $132)
                  $1271.95 EXTRA VALUE - JUST FOR YOU INSIDE!
                  * New customers when you successfully sign up for a new personal / business credit card ** Indigenous Cultural Awareness / Impacts of Climate Change courses

                  WHO IS IT FOR?

                  This course is designed for care and support workers in aged care, home, and community settings who are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in assisting clients with medication. Whether you are a beginner seeking to enter the field or an experienced professional aiming to stay updated with best practices, our Healthcare Training course offers valuable insights and practical training.

                  Benefits to Healthcare Organisations

                  • Compliance With Regulations

                    Training ensures adherence to medication assistance regulations and mitigates legal risks.

                  • Improved Quality Of Care

                    Proper medication assistance leads to better patient outcomes and satisfaction.

                  • Increased Staff Competency

                    Completing the course boosts staff confidence and performance.

                  • Risk Reduction And Cost Savings

                    Minimising medication errors reduces liabilities and potential costs.

                  • Standardised Procedures

                    The course establishes consistent medication assistance procedures.

                  • Reputation And Trust

                    A certificate in medication assistance enhances organisational reputation and builds trust.

                  COURSE OUTLINE

                  Welcome to the Assist Clients with Medication course! The course is developed to provide care and support workers with an understanding of how to assist clients in aged care, home, and community settings with their medication needs. It covers the distribution and administration of prescribed and over-the-counter medication, as well as how to support clients with self-medication. It supports the theoretical component of the unit of competency CHCCS305C Assist Clients with Medication, which can be completed as part of a Certificate III or Certificate IV level qualification within the CHC08 Community Services Training Package.

                  COURSE STRUCTURE

                  Preparing the client for assistance

                  • 6 rights of medication administration
                  • The order of the rights

                  Characteristics of medication

                  • Authority to proceed
                  • What is authority to proceed?
                  • Other aspects of an authority to proceed
                    • Legal requirements
                    • Your legal requirements
                    • State and territory legislation and regulations
                    • The role of care workers and their supervisors
                    • If in doubt, ask
                    • Duty of care
                    • Client assessment
                    • What does a client assessment evaluate?
                    • Other elements of a client's assessment
                    • Chock documentation
                    • Identify the authority to proceed
                    • Applying the 6 Rs to documentation
                    • Reviewing the assistance you may need to provide
                    • Other assistance you may need to provide
                    • Assessment
                    • Assessment: Authority to proceed

                  Preparing the client for assistance

                  • Preparing the client for assistance
                  • Communication
                  • Assess the environment
                  • Check the client's identity
                    • Is this the client?
                  • Behavioural, physical or cognitive changes
                  • Chocking a client's response
                    • Observing changes in the client
                  • Explaining the process
                  • Supervising self-administration
                  • Infection control
                  • Consent
                  • Assessment
                  • Assessment: Preparing the client for assistance

                  Administration of medication

                  • Administration of medication
                  • What you need to know
                  • Personal hygiene procedures
                  • PPE
                    • Applying the '6 rights' when administering medication
                  • Abbreviations
                  • Abbreviations for time and frequency
                  • Abbreviations for the right route
                  • Abbreviations for typos of medication
                    • Identify the abbreviations
                  • Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
                  • Assemble equipment
                  • Required equipment
                  • Obtain required assistance
                  • Supervise administration
                  • Record administration
                  • Storage of medication
                  • Keep medication in its original bottle or container
                    • Identify safe storage practices for medication
                  • Cleaning
                  • Other stops in cleaning the work environment
                  • Handling waste
                    • Safe cleaning practices
                  • Assessment
                  • Assessment: Administration of medication

                  Oral medication

                  • Oral medication
                  • Oral medication packaging
                  • Reasons for packaging
                  • Typos of packaging
                  • Wafers and liquids
                  • Administering oral medication
                  • Procedure for crushing a tablet
                  • Not all medication can be altered
                  • Identifying altered release characteristics
                    • Identify the potential consequences of crushing medication
                  • Splitting or dividing tablets
                  • Dose Administration Aid (DAA)
                  • DAAs and changes to medication
                  • Avoid touching medication
                    • Administering a DAA
                  • Preparing liquid medication
                  • Dissolving powder medication in water
                  • Assessment
                  • Assessment: Oral medication

                  Methods of administration

                  • Methods of administration
                  • Different ways of administering medication
                  • Eye drops
                  • After the drop is instilled
                  • Ear drops
                  • Nose drops
                  • Inhalants
                  • Assisting a client to use a motored dose inhalant
                  • Spacer
                  • Administering medications through a spacer
                  • Assisting a client to use a dry powder inhaler
                  • Nebuliser
                  • Assisting a client to use a nebulizer
                  • Keeping the nebuliser in place
                    • Inhalants
                  • Assisting a client to apply ointments, lotions and creams
                  • Applying an ointment, lotion or cream
                  • Completing the application of an ointment, lotion or cream
                    • Applying a cream
                  • Transdermal medication
                  • Transdermal patches
                  • Heat packs
                  • Suppositories and pessaries
                  • Care worker restrictions
                  • Assessment
                  • Assessment: Methods of administration

                  Handling contingencies

                  • Handling contingencies
                  • Typos of contingencies
                  • Incomplete ingestion
                  • Reducing the occurrence of incomplete ingestion
                  • Reporting incomplete ingestion
                    • Managing incomplete ingestion
                  • Contaminated or out-of-date medication
                  • Life threatening symptoms
                  • Other changes
                  • Monitoring changes and allergic reactions
                    • Identify life-threatening symptoms
                  • The causes of physical or behaviour changes
                  • Observation
                  • Information hotline
                    • The consequence of the incorrect use of medication
                  • Incorrect administration
                  • Absence of medication
                  • Overmedication
                  • Overmedicating a cream or lotion
                  • Medication errors
                  • Reporting medication errors
                  • Recording inconsistencies
                    • Handling medication errors
                  • Assessment: Handling contingencies

                  Summary

                  • Summary
                  • What we've covered
                  • Completing the course

                  Student Reviews

                  Who is this course designed for?

                  This course is specifically designed for care and support workers who assist clients in aged care, home, and community settings with their medication needs.

                  Do I need any prior qualifications or experience to enrol in this course?

                  No, to complete this awareness course there are no prior qualifications required.

                  What will I learn in this course?

                  In this course, you will learn how to ensure you have the authority to assist a client with medication, prepare clients for assistance based on their individual needs, administer various types of medications, understand medication classifications, handle contingencies, complete documentation, and implement hygiene and duty of care procedures.

                  Is this course Nationally Recognised?

                  On completing this course you will receive a certificate of completion which is widely accepted by industry. Check with you workplace if you do need a nationally recognised outcome. If so you will need to successfully complete a practical assessment with a Registered Training Organisation that can issue the relevant unit of competency within their scope of registration.

                  Can I complete this course online?

                  Yes, this course is available online, allowing you to study at your own pace and convenience.

                  What is the duration of the course?

                  The course has a run time of approximately 130 minutes.

                  How often should I refresh my training?

                  It is recommended to refresh your training every 2 years to stay updated and maintain your knowledge and skills.

                  Will I receive a certificate upon completion?

                  Yes, a Certificate of Completion will be issued to you upon successfully finishing the course. To be deemed as understanding the content, you are required to achieve an 80% pass mark.

                  Can I assist clients with self-medication after completing this course?

                  Yes, this course covers how to support clients with self-medication in addition to the distribution and administration of prescribed and over-the-counter medication.

                  Can I use the knowledge and skills gained in this course in both aged care and home/community settings?

                  Absolutely, this course is designed to provide you with the necessary understanding and skills to assist clients with their medication needs in aged care, home, and community settings.

                  Regular price $66
                  Regular price Save $0 Sale price $66
                  Sale Sold out
                  Tax included.

                  Assist Clients with Medication Course Online (Awareness Training)

                  Assist Clients with Medication Course Online (Awareness Training)

                    Course Highlights:

                    • 130 CPD Points (APNA)
                    • Complete on Any Device
                    • Quality Focused
                    • Fast Certification
                    • Tax Deductable
                    • 100% Online
                    • 24 Months Unlimited Course Access
                    • Self-print Certificate

                    "Very detailed information, with the ability to shuffle and skip past parts that I knew. I actually enjoyed doing it. I was refreshed after completing the course. All in all, a fantastic refresher course."

                    Luke W.

                    "Straight forward and easy to understand. Thanks, OHS this is my second Refresher course."

                    Anonymous

                    "Quick & relatively easy, done from the comfort of home."

                    David B

                    "Really great courses on OHS website, would use this site again."

                    Rhys
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