About the course

Medication safety is important for quality improvements in healthcare. Safe medication administration is one of the major responsibilities of nurses. The nurse must ensure they prepare and administer medications safely. The manner in which a medicine is administered will determine to some extent whether or not the patient gains any clinical benefit and whether they suffer any adverse effects.

It is essential with drug preparations that nurses practice infection control procedures. It is imperative to consider the manufacturer’s instructions when preparing intravenous medications to prevent fatalities. Effective medication administration also includes careful monitoring, recording, reporting and patient education.

This course enable the nurses to update their knowledge on medication administration, practice medication calculations and improve confidence in safe drug administration.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recall medication terminologies.
  • Determine factors influencing drug actions.
  • Evaluate the understanding of medication errors and recognise how to prevent them.
  • Conceptualize the nurse's responsibilities in handling dangerous drugs.
  • Use best practice guidelines in preparation of medications while referring to manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Assume correct technique of drug administration in various routes while managing special considerations.
  • Develop medication calculation competency in relation to multiple scenarios –as solids, liquids and fluids under different infusion settings.
  • Apply a nursing process in administering medications.
  • Analyse the measurement systems and calculate the right dose of the drug.
  • Describe the rights of medication administration.

CPD Points

4 Points


4 Hours (Self-Paced)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Medication Administration and Calculation

    • Student Handbook - Part 01

    • Student Handbook - Part 02

    • Student Handbook - Part 03

    • Student Handbook - Part 04

    • Student Handbook - Part 05

    • Student Handbook - Part 06

  • 2

    Topic 1: Medication Calculations

    • Medication Calculations Part 01

    • Nursing Practice Quiz

    • Medication Calculations Part 02

    • Heparin Dosing Explained

    • Medication Calculations Part 03

    • Medication Calculations Part 04

  • 3

    Topic 2: Medication Administration

    • Medication Administration Part 01

    • Medication Administration Part 02

    • Nasogastric/Gastrostomy Tube Medication Administration

    • Medication Administration Part 03

    • Video-IV fluids and IV drug- Video 1

    • Video-IV fluids and IV drug- Video 2

    • Medication Administration Part 04

    • Intramuscular injection technique

    • Medication Administration Part 05

    • Dorsogluteal

    • Injections IM - Ventrogluteal - Free Nursing Video Lecture

    • Intramuscular Injection (Anterolateral Thigh)

    • Medication Administration Part 06

    • Administering an Intramuscular Injection: Z Track Method

    • Medication Administration Part 07

    • Subcutaneous Injection Procedure

    • Medication Administration Part 08

    • Subcutaneous Injections – Aftercare

    • Medication Administration Part 09

    • Eye Instillation Medication

    • Medicine Management - How to Administer Eye Ointment

    • Medication Administration Part 10

    • Ear Instillation Medication

    • Medication Administration Part 11

    • Inhalation Medication

    • Inhalation Medication

    • Medication Administration Part 12

    • Medication errors

    • Medication Administration Part 13

  • 4

    Topic 3: Prepare Intravenous (IV) Medications

    • Prepare Intravenous (iv) Medications Part 01

    • Prepare Intravenous (iv) Medications Part 02

    • PICC Line Insertion Procedure

    • CVC Insertion Preparation

    • Prepare Intravenous (iv) Medications Part 03

    • IV Medication Administration: Reconstituting an IV Medication

    • Prepare Intravenous (iv) Medications Part 04

    • Setting Up the Pressure Bag

    • Prepare Intravenous (iv) Medications Part 05

  • 5

    Topic 4: Client's Response to IV Administration

    • Client's Response To Iv Administration Part 01

    • Medication Administration Documentation

    • Medication Administration Records (MAR)

    • Point Click Care eMAR and Point of Care makes Care Delivery Processes Easier

    • Client's Response To Iv Administration Part 02

    • Allergic Reaction

    • Client's Response To Iv Administration Part 03

  • 6

    Medication Administration and Calculation Assessment

    • TEST

  • 7

    Medication Administration and Calculation Journal Articles

    • The strategic role of education in the prevention of medication errors in nursing

    • Medication competency of nurses according to theoretical and drug calculation online exams

    • IV Therapies for Patients with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances

    • Needleless Connectors: Improving Practice, Reducing Risks

    • Drug calculations in Alzheimer’s disease and anxiety

    • The impact of a computerized physician order entry system on medical errors with antineoplastic drugs 5 years after its implementation

    • How safe is IV therapy in your hospital?

    • Infusion volume control and calculation using metronome and drop counter based intravenous infusion therapy helper

    • Medication Errors: Drug Dose Calculation Errors in Children

    • Effectiveness of a Clinical Skills Workshop for drug-dosage calculation in a nursing program

    • An evaluation of the drug calculation skills of registered nurses

    • The effect of injection duration and injection site on pain and bruising of subcutaneous injection of heparin

    • The Generic Drug Controversy

    • IV fluid therapy

  • 8

    Medication Administration and Calculation Evaluation

    • How did we do?