Level 3 Award in Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (SALM)
Please beware that this course has pre-entry requirements. Candidates must have a Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care or a recognised equivalent. This course is not a licence to practice or allows individuals to carry or administer medicines without authorisation from a registered company.
The QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for prehospital care providers who have a specific responsibility at work to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of medication.
During the course candidates will learn about the common types of life saving medication and their potential side effects. They will also learn how to determine a patient’s condition and how to assess, monitor and review the effects of medication once it has been administered.
Successful candidates will leave the course equipped with all of the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to administer lifesaving medication safely and effectively in a prehospital environment.
Candidates must have successfully completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) or equivalent qualification
Legislation, guidelines, policies and protocols
Administering lifesaving medication
Common types of lifesaving medication,
• Their effects and potential side effects
• Physiological measurements before and after administering lifesaving medication
• Common adverse reactions
• Different drug routes for the administration of lifesaving medication
Determining a patient’s condition to help distinguish the correct lifesaving medication
Demonstrating the safe and effective administration of lifesaving medication in a
Assessing, monitoring and reviewing the effects of lifesaving medication