Safe Administration of Medication

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As the popularity of community based services continues to rise, social care workers are now involved in providing services which were traditionally nurse oriented activities, such as drug administration.

Service user’s needs are becoming more complex, often requiring medication through a variety of routes.

Yet, Nursing Times 2012 state:

1 in 20 medications administered have an error. The risks associated with errors in the administration of medication can cause problems with discomfort, unnecessary pain, and poor symptom control. It could also possibly lead to significant trauma or even death’.

Martha McGinn Training & Consultancy is proud to offer comprehensive competency based training in the safe administration of medication which is accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Our two day training course is designed to deliver an understanding of the safe practice in the administration of medication for those with intellectual disabilities. This carefully developed training supports the professional development of front-line members of the healthcare team. Successful participants of this training will feel confident and prepared to administer medications in a safe manner and to deal with any issues as they arise while ensuring that the service user remains at the centre of the process. 

During the accreditation process our course received high praise from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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"The reviewer commended your training deeming it …”thorough, uncomplicated, informative”.

"Having looked at this application every day for the past 2 weeks, I have struggled to find anything that can be improved upon. The program is detailed, clear, easy to deliver and understandable for the end user".



Safe Administration of Medication (Refresher Course)

In addition to our best -selling Safe Administration of Medication training, we also provide refresher courses in this area. These courses help to ensure that staff maintain their high skill level attained through initial training throughout the course of their career.

Refresher training should take place every two years to maintain levels of excellence within your organisation.


Condition Specific Medication Training

As people with intellectual disabilities can be susceptible to a range of health concerns we offer training specific to these conditions to enable front-line members of the healthcare team to be able to engage with these conditions in a fully informed manner.

Being able to manage and understand additional medication administration requirements of specific conditions allows staff members to specialise in areas that may be most relevant to them while supporting their professional development in a particularly practical way.


What Our Clients Say

  Since providing our SAM training there has been a significant reduction in the amount of errors. Martha gives those who do the SAM programme confidence and know-how. But it is not just the training and the aftercare that is of a very high quality but the fact that when we have new issues arising with our service user group, they are able to devise a bespoke training programme to address these new needs.  

Sheila O’Neill DON Muiriosa Foundation 


 Very good use of videos/demonstrations and excellent literature and handouts to support programme content. Issues addressed during training very relevant to practice.  

Caroline Hanrahan KARE (FAS)


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