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PDC20069 - Assisting Clients with Self-Medication

Overview

At a glance

This online Short Course is designed to provide health professionals with knowledge in the safe support and assistance of medications for clients in the Community Care environment.  The course provides you with an overview on medication forms, routes, the 'Six Rights' of medication and assistance of select medications.

The fee for this short course will be $45.00.

Study Mode Online
Intake Dates Year Round

Please note that this course does not provide endorsement to administer medication.

Hours of study

2 hours

Career Opportunities

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession.

Professional Recognition

Upon successful completion of the course students will be awarded 2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Details

Course Summary

This online Short Course is designed to provide health professionals with knowledge in the safe support and assistance of medications for clients in the Community Care environment.  The course provides you with an overview on medication forms, routes, the 'Six Rights' of medication and assistance of select medications.

Course Learning Outcomes:

1. Identify the common forms of self-administering medications and medication routes
2. Recall the 'Six Rights' of medication and the essential parts of a drug order
3. Identify what medication support or assistance means in the context of community care workers
4. Describe the process of assisting safely with the client’s medication.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

Program Structure

Self-paced online study with a Multiple Choice Quiz (MCQ).

How to Apply

Enrolment

For direct access to the course, visit cpd.cqu.edu.au