Topical medication is applied to the skin. It may be used to treat skin conditions or to get medication into the body where other routes are not suitable. This course will give an overview of types of topical medication and its uses and your role in supporting those using it in your workplace.
Types of topical medication.
Uses of the different types.
General principles of administration.
Record keeping, storage and disposal.
Understand legislation relating to medication.
Identify common types of topical medication and their uses.
Understand your role and responsibilities in the use of topical medication.
Know how to receive store and dispose of topical medications safely, including record keeping.
Know how to promote the rights of the individual in the use of topical medications.