Level 3 Award in

Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medications

2 Day Course

Certificate remains valid by maintaining
CPD portfolio and ILS certification

Ofqual regulated

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
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

What's Covered?

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
prehospital environment
Assessing, monitoring and reviewing the
effects of lifesaving medication


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