Managing and Administering Controlled Drugs

The course will teach you how to receive, store, administer, record and carry out balance checks on controlled drugs (CDs) in care homes and other social care environments. It covers national best practice as outlined by NICE and the National Prescribing Centre.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the legislation and best practice documents that govern the management of controlled drugs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of which controlled drugs require safe custody
  • Demonstrate an understanding of which controlled drugs must be recorded in the CD register
  • Demonstrate how to correctly record the receipt of controlled drugs
  • Explain the role of a suitable witness when administering controlled drugs
  • Demonstrate how to record the administration of controlled drugs on a medicines administration record chart
  • Demonstrate how to record the administration of controlled drugs in the controlled drugs register
  • Explain how to perform a controlled drugs balance check and how to record it
  • Explain how to safely dispose of controlled drugs and how to record this
  • Understand what rules apply and what records need to be kept when a person self-medicates

Course mapping:

CQC Key Lines of Enquiry:

  • S2.3 Are people’s records accurate, complete, legible, up-to- date, securely stored and available to relevant staff so that they support people to stay safe?
  • S4 How does the provider ensure the proper and safe use of medicines?
  • E2 How does the service make sure that staff have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and support?

Price:

£595 for up to 16 people

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.

We can deliver this workshop at your premises (anywhere in the UK) or contact us to register your interest in attending an open (public) course
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