Course: Best Practice in Medication Management

Aim: To provide participants with a comprehensive overview of safe administration and management of medications. To explore the Roles and Responsibilities of Nurses and Midwives according to local, national and international best practice based on 2016 NMBI Update.

Course Outline: Medication errors and near misses, causes, trends, patterns and categories. What we can do to minimise them? High risk medications examined. Overview of 2016 guidelines provided to ensure safe practice. Fitness to practice issues in relation to medication errors. The ‘10’ Rights. Remote Orders. Special circumstances like covert medication administration, refusal, crushing etc.

Objectives:  To become aware of and understand An Bord Altranais Guidelines on Best Practice in Medication Management and demonstrate ability to put them into practice in the clinical setting.

Gain up to date knowledge in latest evidence underpinning safe practice in managing medications. Utilise a risk management 2017 approach and understand consequences of poor practice.

Target Audience: All nurses and midwives involved in administration of medication in any setting, acute and long term care.


This study day can be provided onsite at your facility. For off-site training contact facilitator for suitable dates and venues.

When is this course running?

This study day can be provided onsite at your facility. For off-site training contact facilitator for suitable dates and venues.

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