Version Effective: 12th of March, 2018
Version Effective: 12th of March, 2018

PDC51994 - Medication Administration and Error Reduction Practices

Course Details

Course Summary

In Australia, medications are administered on the order of doctors and dentists. However, in some situations specially qualified nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses may prescribe drugs. This online Short Course introduces an understanding of the medications nurses administer and the correct way of administering medications to reduce errors.

The fee for this short course will be $90.00.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply For direct access to the course, visit https://cpd.cqu.edu.au/
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 4 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

4 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Recognise potential risks for error throughout medication administration procedures
  2. Identify the legal requirements of prescriptions, medication orders, and administration records
  3. Outline safe drug administration guidelines and processes.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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