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All courses are accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Extra Care Housing and Supported Living Medication (Foundation)

  • An interactive workshop covering all aspects of medicines administration and handling
  • Follows the Skills for Care knowledge sets for medication

Who is it for? 

  • All staff (including agency staff) who support service users with their medicines

Course content

  • Levels of support with medication
  • Family-filled dossette boxes
  • Non-prescribed/over-the counter medication
  • Storage
  • Administration (including basic hygiene)
  • Recording administration of medicines
  • Recording verbal prompts
  • Disposal
  • Covert administration
  • Self medication
  • Recognising and reporting side effects
  • Side effects of commonly prescribed drugs
  • Importance of dose timings
  • How to use eye drops, patches, inhalers, creams etc
  • Legal issues
  • Compliance aids
  • Understanding dosage instructions
  • Principles of a medication policy
  • How to reduce medication errors
  • Expiry dates

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 understand:

  • the different levels of support required
  • how to prompt, assist or administer medicines safely and effectively
  • which tasks support workers can or cannot undertake
  • how to use and maintain appropriate medication records
  • how to recognise and avoid potential problems of medicines the side effects of medicines

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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