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Emergency drug administration

This course provides participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to administer medication in an emergency.

Attendees will learn how to plan for a medical crisis and to store medication correctly. The course covers a number of conditions requiring medication administered in emergency situations and the correct and safe use of these drugs.

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 2 hours (core module)

Who is it for?

This course is for all workers who are involved in working with clients who require support and administration of emergency drugs, for example teachers, teaching assistants, nurses and support workers.

What are the outcomes?

On completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop crisis plans
  • Store emergency drugs correctly
  • Describe the importance of records and complete them accurately
  • Define the term anaphylaxis and describe common symptoms
  • Use EpiPens

An additional module is available:

  • Epileptic convulsions and buccal midazolam (+1 hour)

Additional information

Ideally, all attendees should hold a current first aid certificate or have significant care experience.

This course can be delivered in-house if required.

For further details or to book this course, please contact us via our online form, call our team on 01432 383500 or email You may also search for upcoming open courses on CPD Online.