Administration: Learning exercises

Last updated: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Administration of medicines quizzes


There is a quiz to help reinforce your learning about administering medicines here. You can look things up if you need to. Please select 'practice' as your game mode then click Start Game. There is also a 'click and drag' quiz here.


Example clinical problems: Administration of medicines


To help you think about the process of clinical problem-solving, we’ve provided three real clinical problems for you. Click on the link to download the Word document to write in, or you might just want to look at the scenarios and discuss them with your tutor or a colleague. For each situation, please consider:
  • What questions would you ask if you were presented with this scenario in your practice?
  • What sources of information would you use?

There’s no need to research a full answer unless your tutor instructs you to, but you could make notes on these scenarios and record them as a CPD exercise if you wish. Once you’ve had thinking time, you can see some suggestions we’ve made in response to each scenario here.

Additional learning


CPPE have developed an app on Medicines Safety. The quizzes on intravenous therapy and omitted doses are particularly relevant to this clinical topic.


Do an enquiry in a Medicines Information (MI) centre


Finally, if you have access to the MiCAL training package (subscription required) you may like to undertake question numbers 5, 7 and 16 in its database of example MI enquiries, which involve scenarios where the administration of a medicine is a major component of the enquiry.