Duration: 2 Days
Certificate remains valid by maintaining your CPD portfolio and ILS certification
The QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for prehospital care providers who have a specific responsibility at work to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of medication.
During the course candidates will learn about the common types of life saving medication and their potential side effects. They will also learn how to determine a patient’s condition and how to assess, monitor and review the effects of medication once it has been administered.
Successful candidates will leave the course equipped with all of the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to administer lifesaving medication safely and effectively in a prehospital environment.
Candidates must have successfully completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) or equivalent qualification.
Legislation, guidelines, policies and protocols
Administering lifesaving medication
Common types of lifesaving medication, including:
- Their effects and potential side effects
- Physiological measurements before and after administering lifesaving medication
- Common adverse reactions
- Different drug routes for the administration of lifesaving medication
Determining a patient’s condition to help distinguish the correct lifesaving medication
Demonstrating the safe and effective administration of lifesaving medication in a prehospital environment
Assessing, monitoring and reviewing the effects of lifesaving medication
While achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply a ‘license to practice’ – the scope of practice will be determined by the organisation responsible for medication provision. This qualification does not allow a Learner to obtain, store or medicate without clinical governance.
• be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training and
• be employed by a CQC registered organisation (or overseas equivalent) and
• have successfully completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) or a QA recognised equivalent.
There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 3 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.