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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


  1. Sarah bolger August 12, 2017 at 5:52 am - Reply

    Hi , how much is the SAM course please.

    • Barrow Training August 21, 2017 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sarah, I just sent you an email now. If you require further information, please let me know. Regards, Clodagh

  2. cathriona November 1, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

    hi can you tell me how much is the s a m course please

    • Barrow Training November 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm - Reply

      Hi Cathriona, email sent to you now 🙂

  3. Emma November 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Hi would you recommend a hca working in north and south ireland to do this course and how much is the course please?

    • Barrow Training November 20, 2017 at 10:14 am - Reply

      Thanks for your comment Emma, email sent to you now! 🙂

  4. Michael Whelan December 1, 2017 at 10:43 am - Reply

    What time do courses start and finish at.

    • Barrow Training December 1, 2017 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Hi Michael, many thanks for your comment. Email sent to you now!

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