Drug handling: Learning exercises

Last updated: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Drug handling quizzes


There is a quiz to help reinforce your learning about drug handling 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 separate 'click and drag' quiz here.


Example clinical problems: Drug handling


To help you think about the process of 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


There are a series of five short online tutorials about drug handling available via HandWritten Tutorials.com. We recommend that you watch these videos, which are only five minutes each, because they reinforce and build on your learning from this site. The topics covered are: