HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication (Medication Administration)
Blended: Self-paced Online Learning + In Person Practical Training
3 Hours (In Person Training + Assessment)
Is the course accredited?
Issued same day (Conditions Apply)
Group discounts available
Medication Administration Course
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication is a course which provides students with the skills, experience and knowledge that they require to administer their patients medication, complete medication documentation and assist clients in self-administering medication.
Upon your completion of this course you’ll have familiarised yourself with a range of medication administration skills, including how to accurately check care plans, how to ensure the right medication is given at the right time to the right person, and how to use and clean different types of medication equipment. Not to mention, participants will also experience untold levels of compassion and dignity that they’ll need to work in the healthcare industry.
This is the best course for anyone looking to enter the healthcare profession. Existing healthcare workers seeking professional development opportunities, NDIS providers or carers, anyone seeking cross training or upskilling in healthcare, or disability workers will find completing this medication administration course immensely beneficial.
Your comprehensive medication administration training will help you when you apply for entry level positions in health care services, community services, personal caregiver roles, and enrolled or registered nurse positions.
At First Aid Darwin, HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication is delivered through a blended delivery method with a mix of online and hands-on training. Enrol today to begin learning important skills for medication administration.
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Medication Administration Course Overview
For $249, our medication administration course equips individuals with comprehensive and essential skills, practical experiences, and the thorough knowledge needed to handle medication and effectively and safely administer it to clients.
By blending at-home and in-person learning you’ll learn how to respond to medical errors, identify and control infections, complete medication documentation, use and clean medication equipment such as a webster pack, and much, much more.
First Aid Darwin is a registered training organisation. Upon successfully graduating from your medication administration course you’ll receive the nationally recognised certification – HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
You can expect to receive your medication administration certificate within 24 hours of completing the in-person practical training component.
After completing your course you’ll be in an excellent position to start a career in healthcare with any of the following entry-level roles:
- Healthcare services
- Disability services
- NDIS services
- Community services
- Enrolled or registered nurse
- Personal caregiver
What You'll Learn: Medication Administration Skills & Knowledge
Throughout your medication administration course you’ll come to understand vital medication information and knowledge from yourself-paced online learning. During your practical training you’ll develop important real-world skills regarding the safe administration of medication, and conclude your course with a competency assessment.
- Understand your responsibilities, including regulations and any organisational guidelines behind safely administering medication to clients.
- Prepare the administration of medication by complying with infection prevention and control procedures.
- Understand various medication terminologies, shorthand terms, abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon.
- Be conscious of the different types of medications and the different handling and administration techniques behind each.
- Instruct and support clients in self-administering medication.
- Complete medication documentation and records including but not limited to a medication log.
- Safely use medication facilities and a variety of medication equipment.
- Manage medication schedules to ensure correct dosages are taken at correct times, by the correct person, and in the correct manner
- Comply with Workplace health and safety.
- Safely and correctly store medications when not in use and replenish stock when needed
- Establish a medication agreement with clients.
- Handle medication contingencies such as out of date medication or adverse patient reactions by appropriately recording, reporting, and responding to the event.
- Understand your clients’ specific medication needs, and recognise any behavioural or physical changes which could impact how their medication affects them.
- Carry out your duties with confidence, care, and compassion.
- Understand the 7 rights of medication administration
- Hygienically dispose of medication waste, and clean and store medication equipment.
The medication administration training course is delivered through a combined blend of theory and practice across a self-paced online learning component followed by three hours of in-person practical training. Depending on how soon you can complete, you may be able to complete your training in only a day, but that possibility is up to you.
The in-person portion of your medication administration training can take place at our Darwin training venue located at Level 5, 116 The Esplanade, Darwin.
The medication administration course consists of a single upfront payment of $249.
For any questions or concerns about paying course fees contact First Aid Darwin at (08) 8382 4677.
There are no prior academic requirements necessary to attend a medication administration course. At the minimum, attendees must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills, and the physical capability to interact with clients and provide them with medication, operate medication equipment and to store said equipment correctly after use.
Attendees will also require a device with an internet connection to complete the at-home eLearning and theoretical portions of their training.
Same Day Certification
When you successfully complete our medication administration training you will receive same day certification. While you can expect to receive the actual, physical certificate within a 24 hour period, you’ll be immediately qualified to utilise what you’ve learned.
The immediate validation of your skills increases students’ confidence in their new knowledge. It also means students are able to apply for jobs in healthcare or progress in their career as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Upon the completion of this course you’ll be able to safely provide medication to clients or assist them in self-administering medication, complete medication documentation, and store and dispose of medication and related equipment correctly.
While the self-paced theoretical portion of this course is completed online from the comfort of your home, the mandatory practical component must be completed in person with a trainer.
The in-person practical training element takes three hours to complete. However, the online portion is self-paced and can be completed at your own leisure.
With this qualification you’ll be open to join entry-level healthcare positions such as healthcare services, community services, NDIS services, an enrolled or registered nurse, or even a personal caregiver.
As a nationally recognised qualification, HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication can be used anywhere in Australia.
No, there’s no previous academic or practical experience required to apply for this qualification.
Medication administration and first aid are separate disciplines, and so first aid training is not included as part of this course. However, obtaining a first aid qualification as well will afford you the best and widest range of opportunities if you are looking to begin a career in healthcare.
Yes. While this course is a great opportunity for those looking to begin a career in the healthcare industry, it also offers the potential for personal and professional advancement for those who are already employed in this field. Check with your employer, as it may satisfy any professional development activities in your workplace.