Safe Administration of Medication


This SAM (Safe Administration of Medication) workshop provides a comprehensive overview of essential topics in medication administration, ensuring adherence to national guidelines, regulations, and best practices within healthcare settings. Participants will gain an understanding of their roles and responsibilities when working with SAM, including adherence to the 10 rights of medication administration. Additionally, the workshop covers high-alert medications, MDA (Medicinal Product Database) listings, schedules for controlled drugs, and the proper use of complementary therapies.

Who should complete?

The SAM workshop is essential for healthcare professionals responsible for medication administration. It provides crucial knowledge and skills to ensure safe practices and prevent medication errors. Completion of the workshop is beneficial for nurses, caregivers, pharmacists, and allied health professionals alike.

Entry Requirements

To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.

Ideally a minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education and a strong interest in the provision of quality care in a healthcare setting.

Proficiency in written and spoken English, along with computer literacy skills, is crucial. Students enrolling in Level 5 courses are expected to exhibit proficiency in reading, drafting, preparing, and comprehending information on various topics. Basic IT skills and access to necessary equipment such as a computer, broadband, email, Microsoft Office, and recording equipment are necessary for skills demonstration tasks. Additionally, learners must be capable of self-directed study as this course is delivered through blended learning.

Upon successfully finishing the SAM Workshop, participants will receive a Barrow Consultancy & Training Certificate valid for two years.

All fees for registration and certification are included in the workshop cost.

Our workshops are delivered thorough blended learning, removing the necessity for in-person lectures. Learners are granted a 30-day timeframe to complete a workshop, beginning on any Monday or Thursday.

Upon enrolment, learners will receive login credentials to access module materials at their convenience.

This workshop includes a practical component that must be completed during our skills demonstration days, held monthly at our office located in Unit 10, Enterprise House, O’Brien Road, Co. Carlow.

Group training and pricing details are available upon request.

Please feel free to contact us at 059 97 21416 for further information.