Level 3 Award in
Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medications
2 Day Course
Certificate remains valid by maintaining
CPD portfolio and ILS certification
Course Body Title
The QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those who are employed by a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered organisation and have a specific responsibility at work to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of medication.
During the course candidates will learn about the common types of life saving medication and their potential side effects. They will also learn how to determine a patient’s condition and how to assess, monitor and review the effects of medication once it has been administered.
Successful candidates will leave the course equipped with all of the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to administer lifesaving medication safely and effectively in a prehospital environment.
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
This course does not entitle a licence to practice, this will be under your clinical governance from your employer.
Legislation, guidelines, policies and
Administering lifesaving medication
Common types of lifesaving medication,
• 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
Assessing, monitoring and reviewing the
effects of lifesaving medication