Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication

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Course Objective

This QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of lifesaving Medication (RQF) qualification is designed to build confidence in Learners by equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to assess patient needs and administer lifesaving medication at emergency, or life-threatening incidents. Monitoring the effects of medication is also covered for those employed in pre-hospital care occupations.

Intended Audience

This qualification is for learners who are employed by a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered organisation (or overseas equivalent) who have a specific responsibility requiring them to be able to safely administer, and monitor the effects of, certain life-saving medications within their scope of practice.

Typical roles may include:

  • Ambulance technician
    • Associate practitioner
    • Medical technician
    • Assistant practitioner

Candidates must be employed by a CQC registered organisation and have successfully completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) or an equivalent qualification. The Level 3 Award in the Certificate remains valid by maintaining CPD portfolio and ILS certification

What’s Covered?drug pic

  • Administering lifesaving medication Common types of lifesaving medication, including:
    • Their effects and potential side effects
    • Physiological measurements before and after administering lifesaving medication
    • Common adverse reactions
    • Different drug routes for the administration of lifesaving medication
    • Determining a patient’s condition to help distinguish the correct lifesaving medication
    • Demonstrating the safe and effective administration of lifesaving medication in a prehospital environment
    • Assessing, monitoring and reviewing the effects of lifesaving medication

The cost for this 2 day course is just £245 + vat per person and includes all equipment, manuals, registration and certification.

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