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Aim: This training is based on “Guidance to Nurses and Midwives on Medication Management July 2007, An Bord Altranais” and Medication Management Templates, policies, procedures and guidelines “Standards for Practice in Residential Care” (NHI, HSE & Boots Care Service).

Participant Profile: Ideal for anyone who is administering medication to clients.

3 delivery options;
1 day training – no competency assessment
1 day refresher – with competency assessment
Certificates of attendance issued for both options.

2 days training with competency;
Competency consists of;
✓ knowledge assessment (exam) and
✓ competency assessment (Skills Demonstration)
Diploma of Competency issued for this training.


Online  – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

Full List of Frequently Asked Questions Click Here:  https://www.barrowtraining.ie/frequently-asked-questions/

Credit Value: This course is An Bord Altranais (ABA) Approved


Learners will cover the following:

  1. Safe Administration of medication and prescription writing
  2. Administration of PRN medication
  3. Double-checking of medication
  4. Transcription of prescriptions
  5. Covert administration of medication
  6. Refusal and withholding medication
  7. Self-administration of medication
  8. Pain management
  9. Ordering and storage
  10. Supply and possession of MDA 2 & 3 drugs
  11. Medication error and adverse drug event reporting


Entry Requirement: Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one support is available from tutors on the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie

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  1. Mairead June 15, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Where the sma course based around Ireland or when next one coming up I’m based in roscommmon..

    • Barrow Training June 15, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Hi Mairead, thank you for contacting us. Email sent to you now!

  2. Gilian Buckley Anderson July 26, 2018 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Hi i live in Offaly. Could i have details of next course location for Sams please.

    • Barrow Training July 26, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Gilian, many thanks for your message. Email sent to you now!

  3. Annie September 11, 2018 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    I am very interested in applying for this course. It is available to conduct and complete online?

    • Barrow Training September 12, 2018 at 9:23 am - Reply

      Hi Annie, many thanks for your message. Email sent to you now!

  4. Funmilola Fakoya November 23, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Hello, I am based in Drogheda co.louth.
    Please when is the next training taking place, time and fee?, I am very much interested, thanks.

  5. Olubukola December 18, 2018 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Can you advice of when next this course will take place in Dublin?

  6. Annemarie Lillis January 29, 2019 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Hi, I am interested in completing this course. Is it available to complete online?

  7. Lorna February 17, 2019 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    hi i am very interested in this course is it available to complete online or where is the course based ??

  8. Mary Mulhall February 25, 2019 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Hi im very interested in this course i am a health care assistant would this apply to me

  9. GERHARDT MARITZ April 14, 2019 at 7:29 am - Reply

    I would like to enrol for this course please?
    Gerhardt Maritz
    Co Kerry

  10. geraldine Gallagher June 25, 2019 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Hi, do you have reduction for group on-line course, up to 12 people.

  11. wendy rudd June 27, 2019 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Hi there, when is the next 2 day course? Kind Regards.

  12. geraldine larkin August 22, 2019 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Hi i live in longford and interested in doing the sams medication course wgere is the mearest place

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