Course Title: Administer and monitor medications in the work environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4203 Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Title: Administer and monitor medications in the work environment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 180

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Carylin Lenehan

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837

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Course Description

This unit of competency provides the students with the skills & knowledge required to administer & monitor medications & evaluate their effectiveness in the work environment. The student will be provided with the underpinning knowledge of pharmacology & assessment skills required to safely administer oral, topical, enteral & parenteral (excluding intravenous) medications. Students will also be provided with skills to manage IV therapy.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTAP501A Analyse health information
HLTEN509A Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTEN502A Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN507B Administer and monitor medications in the work environment


1. Minimise potential risk to safe administration of medications
2. Prepare for medication administration within scope of Enrolled/Division 2 nurse
3. Administer medications within legal parameters
4. Monitor and evaluate client response to administered medication
5. Monitor peripheral intravenous therapy
6. Develop strategies for pain management

Learning Outcomes

To safely administer oral, topical, intramuscular and subcutaneous medications in the workplace.

Overview of Assessment

Written Examination
Calculations Examination
Competency based assessments during clinical placement