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Transcribing and Checking Medication on MAR Charts

This course will give you a better understanding of how to transcribe patient's medication correctly and accurately onto your MAR charts (Medication Administration Record). It highlights the importance of this, and what can go wrong if not completely correctly. We discuss the importance of self-checking and second checks when dealing with medication. With the aim to reduce medication errors and build confidence.

Presented by the Intermediate Care Pharmacy Team. 

Entry Requirements 

Care home must care for Intermediate Care patients.

Who the course is for

All Senior Carers and Nursing staff who manage medication.

Learning method

The course is Face to Face and will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete. Supporting documentation will be given for future reference.

What you will learn

By completing this course you will:

  • Be shown how to correctly transcribe patient's current medication onto the MAR chart.
  • Understand and build confidence with what you do when you identify a discrepancy.
  • Be shown the correct way to second check a colleague's entry onto the MAR and show how easily medication errors occur when this is not carried out. 

Course benefits

  • Increase confidence and knowledge of Attendees
  • Knowing the importance of completing accurate transcribing and being able to take the appropriate action when needed. 

Course dates and times

No set dates, please contact the Technician in your area and a date and time can be arranged.

How to book

To book this course please email the Pharmacy Technician associated to your area, listed below:

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  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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Contact us
Contact County Durham Care Academy
03000 260 222
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Green Lane
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JQ