Health, Disability and Aged Care

Assist Clients With Medication

This course is in the base subscription pack
Category
Health, Disability and Aged Care
Course Duration
2:10
Subject Matter Expert
Frontline Care Solutions
Provider
Kineo
Countries
AU

This course has been developed to provide care and support workers with an understanding of how to assist clients in aged care, home and community settings with their medication needs.

Target Audience

The course has been designed to provide training for care and support workers in residential aged care, home and community setting.

Learning Outcomes

This course is mapped to a unit of competency, that being HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication, for any organisation looking to attain this level through a registered training organisation. “This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication. This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.”

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • ensure you have the authority to proceed to assist a client with their medication
  • prepare the client for assistance after identifying the level and type of physical assistance or supervision required
  • assist and support the administration of a wide range of different types of medications
  • understand some of the ways medications are classified
  • identify lines of authority, accountability and actions to be taken to handle contingencies
  • complete the documentation associated with the administration of medication, and
  • implement hygiene and duty of care procedures when addressing the needs of the client.
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