Practice educators and mentors are now expected to have the skills and techniques needed to implement a ‘learning skills through simulation’ program into established curricula, yet using simulation to teach while of huge importance – requires careful and time-consuming planning. This valuable resource takes away some of that burden by providing clear, ready-made activities and guidance from leading practitioners in a range of fields, which healthcare and practice educators and mentors can use to enhance their teaching of all the essential and commonly-taught clinical and management skills and knowledge.

Dedicated chapters, which all follow a defined step-by-step format, provide simulation scenarios, alongside facilitator guidance, which will help develop confidence in the teaching of key skills such as:

Drug administration; Conflict management; Infection control; Breaking bad news; Catheter and bowel care

These scenarios and accompanying guidance can be used as a framework for teaching, promoting a greater understanding of the skill being taught, and providing a risk-free opportunity for the student to practice their clinical and managerial skills and judgment.

Medicines Management: Injection Technique – S/C and IM Drug Calculations, Oral Drug Administration and Storage of Medicines

Medicines management: Injection technique – S/C and IM drug calculations, oral drug administration and storage of medicines


The aim of this chapter is to give an overview of the principles and storage of medications, in particular with reference to oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular routes of administration.


  • Discuss different routes of medication administration, namely:
    • oral
    • subcutaneous
    • intramuscular injections
  • Describe the correct procedure for the administration of medications via the:
    • oral route
    • subcutaneous route
    • intramuscular route
    • Identify key issues and steps in the safe storage and administration of medicines.

Introduction to the Skill

‘Medicines management’ has now become a familiar term in the healthcare setting as an umbrella phrase to describe the storage, use and administration of medications. The Medicines and ...

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