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Care Homes Care and Control of Medicines (Foundation)

  • An interactive awareness course covering all aspects of administration and handling of medicines in the care home
  • Follows the Skills for Care knowledge sets for medication
  • Fully compliant with the requirements of the Care Quality Commission

Who is it for?

  • Any staff (or agency staff) member who is required to administer medication in a care home

Course content

  • Storage
  • Administration
  • Record keeping
  • Disposal
  • Covert administration
  • Self-medication
  • Homely remedies and over the counter medication
  • Importance of dose timings
  • How to use eye drops, patches, inhalers, creams etc
  • Legal Issues
  • Names of medicines
  • The importance of medicine labels
  • Understanding dosage instructions
  • Basic hygiene when administering medicines
  • Principles of a medication policy
  • How to reduce medication errors
  • Reporting refusals, side effects and errors
  • Expiry dates
  • Controlled drugs
A  short assessment is included at the end of the course and a certificate is awarded on successful completion.

Learning outcomes

On completion, attendees will know:

  • how to use safe procedures for handling medication
  • how to administer medicines safely and effectively
  • how to use and maintain medication records
  • how to recognise and avoid potential problems with medicines
Prices

Discounted prices are for quantities purchased at the same time.

From 1 to 9 Licences £35.00
From 10 to 100 Licences £30.00
For discounted prices on 100+ licences, please email us at info@opuspharmserve.com or call us on 0333 939 0053

Please note: Prices are per licence, there is a card handling fee for online purchases and VAT will be applied.

Licences are valid for 1 year from date of activation (NOT from date of purchase).

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