Medication Administration Training - Practical Workshop for Care Homes - Half Day

The Medication Training Company
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This is the half day version our practical medication administration workshop for care homes (click here for details). It is used by 14 local authorities across the UK. It covers the requirements set out by:

  • The Care Certificate
  • NICE guidelines
  • The Care Quality Commission

This is a practical face-to-face workshop, accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and delivered by an experienced pharmacist or nurse. It is the workshop that has been shown to reduce medication errors by 36%.

This version is specific for care homes and supported living providers who use pharmacy printed medicines charts and either original packs, and/or single monitored dosage systems (MDS). We have other versions of this course for other care settings (e.g. home care, day services).

Learners have their competence assessed to select and record medicines administered using three simulated medicines rounds (before, during and after the workshop). Any who fail are referred to take our Virtual Medicines Round online competence assessment.

Each learner is provided with a full colour 128-page workbook covering the learning outcomes in Unit 3047 "Support the Use of Medication in Social Care Settings" click here to see sample pages. This workbook comes with an e-learning module that can be sat after the workshop. We also have a smaller 32-page version of this workbook for organisations will more limited budgets.

Learning outcomes:

  • Using "my medication administration profiles" to give medicines in a person-centred way
  • Administration from when required protocols (in line with requirements from NICE)
  • The timing of medicines
  • Completion of medicines charts for:
  • Doses taken on time
  • Doses taken late/early
  • Declined doses
  • Variable doses
  • Scheduled and non-scheduled when required (PRN) doses
  • Assessing pain and distress in clients with limited capacity and communication skills
  • Simulated medicines round (pre-learning)
  • Administering medicines from original packs and single MDS
  • How to check once opened dates and expiry dates
  • How to check cautionary and advisory labels
  • How to give and record medicines in a systematic way
  • Simulated medicine round assessments (post learning)

Dates available on arrangement

The Medication Training Company can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

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