Managing Medicines and Medical Emergencies in Children
Who is this Managing Medicines and Medical Emergencies course for?
This course is designed for those who have responsibility for administering medication for children in their care, whether that be in schools, residential settings or any other child care facility.
It gives an overview of the legal implications of administering medicines to those under 16 and an awareness of how these medications are administered but does not substitute training in how to give them according to the child’s individual health care plan.
In addition the course also looks at the three most common medical conditions that children may have:
- diabetes, and
It details these conditions, the medications the children may take to control these conditions and first aid treatment in an emergency.
The Managing Medicines and Medical Emergencies course includes:
- Legal responsibilities
- Medicines policies
- Prescribed medicines
- Controlled drugs
- Non prescription medicines
- Health care plans
- Administering medicines
- Self management
- Refusal of medicines
- Record keeping
- Safe storage and disposal of medicines
- Emergency medicines and procedures
- Asthma- what is it, recognition of symptoms, use of inhalers and emergency procedures
- Diabetes- Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia
- Diabetes medications
- Blood testing and emergency procedures
- Epilepsy- What is it, medication and treatments
- Emergency treatment (please note that each pupil will have an individual health care plan with specific instructions on how to administer buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam and staff members will need to have pupil specific training on how to give this drug).
The course is 3.5 hours in duration and is run as an in house course only.
The course costs £350 + VAT for up to 15 candidates.
Additional modules such as anaphylaxis and administration of adrenaline auto injectors such as Epi—pen, Jext and Anapen can also be added, as well as first aid related subjects such as CPR and use of an AED device. Please contact the office on 01234 308 740 or via our in-house enquiry form to discuss your needs.