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Care and Control of Medicines for Care Homes - Foundation

  • An interactive awareness course covering all aspects of administration and handling of medicines in care homes
  • 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

There are 2 workbooks containing activities, exercises, case studies, quizzes and word searches. Self assessment throughout. There is a final assessment, marked by Opus, following completion of both workbooks .A certificate is awarded on successful completion of the assessment. The workbooks can be used as a handy reference source.

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

Discounted prices are for quantities purchased at the same time.

From 1 to 9 Workbooks £40.00
From 10 to 20 Workbooks £35.00
For orders over 20 workbooks please contact us.

Please note: Prices are per workbook and include marking of assessment and certificate. A postage and packaging and a card handling fee will be applied.

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