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Aim: This workshop 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)
Certificate of Competency issued for this training.

Duration: 1 – 2 full days training in a classroom setting depending on requirements.

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!

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