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This course is designed for healthcare professionals, who in the course of their duties may have to administer medicine and need to either refresh their skills or wish to learn more about controlled drugs.

By the end of the course attendees will be familiar with current legislation, drug categories, labelling, prescriptions, drug administration and the accompanying paper work.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Definition and legal and ethical responsibilities of CD’s
  • Prescription, supply, possession and record keeping.
  • Storage, administration, records and disposal of Control Drugs
  • Regulations should be regarded as a minimum standard for the storage
  • Safe procedure for giving controlled drugs
  • Minimising potential for a drug error
  • Record keeping of all controlled drug administration, especially when the community nurse
  • The CD register should also include the balance of CDs remaining
  • Reporting and recording protocol of all discrepancies, incidents and errors
  • Dignity and Safeguarding

Face to Face Training

  • Max attendees: 15
  • Course length: 1 day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.


Webinar Training

  • Max attendees: 20
  • Single session: 2 hours

Tutor lead webinars delivering theory based learning. Any practical elements are demonstrated via instructional videos.


Make an enquiry

To make a booking – or for further course details – please contact us on telephone: 029 20 494969. You can also write to us for more information about all of our healthcare training courses.