Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication
The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by providing them with the knowledge and confidence
to administer lifesaving medication at emergency or life-threatening incidents.
The purpose of the QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) qualification
is to develop knowledge and skills associated with patient assessment, administering and monitoring the
effects of medication for those working in prehospital care occupations.
This qualification is for learners who are employed by a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered
organisation (or overseas equivalent) that have a specific responsibility 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
• 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
This 2 day course costs just £245 + vat pp and includes all equipment, manuals, registration and certification.