Medicines Management for Nurses & AHPs - Level 3 - Online CPD Accredited Training Course

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Medicines Management for Nurses & AHPs - Level 3 - Online CPD Training Course for Nurses & Allied Health Professionals.

Medicines management involves the safe and cost-effective use of medicines in clinical practice, with maximum patient benefits while minimising potential harm. It is essential for medicines to be prescribed and administered correctly within the recommended framework for safe practice in medicines management. This online medicines management course was developed for registered nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs).

Medication Management for Nurses and AHPs - Level 3 - Online CPD Training Course -

Medicines management training for nurses and AHPs

Study method – Online, self-paced

Course format – Online (24/7 access), modular

Course duration – Part-time (1-year access)

Qualification – CPD certificate of completion

Course delivery – via desktop PC/MAC, laptops, tablets or smartphones

Awarded body – CPD Accreditation Service (UK)

Anticipated duration (Indicative CPD hours) – 4 hours.

Medication Management for Nurses & AHPs - Level 3 - Online CPD Training Course for Nurses & Allied Health Professionals -

Course aims and objectives

The aim of this medicines management online training course is to improve healthcare professionals’ awareness of the key principles for the safe handling and administration of medicines.

Who is this online course for?

This medicines management online course was developed for frontline healthcare professionals including:

  • Registered nurses and midwives,
  • Allied health professionals (AHPs),
  • Nursing associates, and
  • Senior health and social care support workers.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this medicines management e-learning course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe how the law affects the way practitioners can manage and administer medicines,
  • Define some medical and technical terms,
  • Understand the effect of age on the body and its impact on medications,
  • Know the different types of medicines,
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to administer medicines within the health and care settings competently,
  • Identify the need for accurate written documentation and audit in the safe handling of medication,
  • Identify how to deal with special requirements such as "when required" medications and controlled drugs,
  • Explain the importance of labels and prescriptions of medicines,
  • Explain how drugs act on the body and major organs,
  • Recognise some side effects and adverse drug reactions of prescribed medicines,
  • Describe and know how to deal with side effects, adverse drug events and drug interactions, and
  • Ensure best practice is followed for the supply, storage of medicines within the care setting.

What is covered in this online course?

The Mandatory Training Group's medicines management e-learning course includes the following:

  • Unit 1 - Introduction
    • Statistics and figures relating to medicines
    • Key definitions:
      • Therapeutic index of a drug
      • Therapeutic drug dose
      • Toxic drug dose
      • The drug dosage margin
      • Problem drugs
      • Half-life of a drug
      • Maximising the known half-life of a drug
      • Steady state of a drug
      • Drug potency
      • Comparing drug potency
  • Unit 2 - Legislation and regulations
    • Relevant legislation
      • The Medicines Act 1968
      • Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
        • Penalties under the Act
        • Class A drugs
        • Class B drugs
        • Class C drugs
      • The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973
      • Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001
      • Responsible Pharmacist Regulations 2009
      • The accountable officer
      • Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations 2006
      • Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974
        • So far as is reasonably practicable
        • Regulations, Guidance and Approved Codes of Practice
        • The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
        • The HSE’s duties
        • HSE and health and social care services
      • Care Standards Act 2000
      • Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010
      • Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005
      • Mental Capacity Act 2005
        • The five MCA principles
        • Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)
      • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
      • Safer Management of Controlled Drugs Regulations 2006
        • Response to the Shipman Inquiry’s Fourth Report
      • Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010
      • NICE guidance for managing medicines in care homes
      • Key recommendations from NICE guidance
      • Health and social care regulations for UK countries
        • Health and social care regulation in England
        • Health and social care regulation in Scotland
        • Health and social care regulation in Wales
        • Health and social care regulation in Northern Ireland
      • Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
      • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Unit 3 - Understanding medicines and prescriptions
    • Key definitions
    • The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
    • Licensing
    • British National Formulary
    • The MHRA and borderline products
    • Categories of Medicines
    • Controlled drug schedules
    • Names of medicines
    • Drugs - Mechanism of action
    • How medicines act on the body
    • Pathology and physiology
    • Side effects and adverse drug reactions
    • What is an Adverse Drug Reaction?
    • Drugs commonly involved in ADRs
    • High-risk patient groups
    • Reporting adverse drug events
    • The Yellow Card reporting system
    • Black Triangle Drugs
    • How to identify an ADR
    • Types of adverse drug reactions
    • How to reduce ADRs
    • Drug interactions
    • Drugs commonly involved in interactions
    • Ageing and medication
    • Professional responsibilities and accountability
    • Adherence to policies and procedures
  • Unit 4 - Prescription and administration of medicines
    • Who can prescribe?
      • Independent prescribers
      • Supplementary prescribers
    • Types of prescriptions
      • Community prescriptions
      • Validity of a prescription
      • The front of the prescription
      • The back of the prescription
      • Inpatient prescriptions
      • Private prescriptions
    • Patient Group Directives (PGD)
    • Dispensing labels
      • Administering the medicine
      • Patient information leaflets
    • The role of the pharmacist
    • Homely Remedies/Symptomatic Relief Protocol (SRP)
  • Unit 5 - Methods of administering medications
    • Five rights of medication administration
    • Administration frequency
    • Time of administration
    • Administration with, before and after food
    • Other directions
    • Medication routes
    • Systemic medications
    • Rectal and parenteral systemic medications
    • Topical medications
    • Topical steroids
  • Unit 6 - Safe administration of medicines
    • Categories for medicines administration
    • Self-administration
    • Part-administration
    • Full-administration
    • Drug calculations
      • Unit conversions
      • Tablet conversions
      • Half-tablets
      • Liquid calculations
      • Rates of Infusion (through a pump)
      • Rates of Infusion (drops per minute)
  • References and resources.

Why is this course important?

Did you know?

  • One-quarter of the population has a long-term condition
  • One-quarter of people over 60 have two or more long-term conditions
  • With an ageing population, the use of multiple medicines (known as polypharmacy) is increasing
  • Between 30-50% of drugs prescribed for long-term conditions are not taken as intended.

This comprehensive medicines management module was developed for senior health and social care support workers, registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals who handle and administer medications. It enhances their understanding of how drugs act on the body and major organs.

Further, this module helps healthcare and social care professionals to identify some potential side effects and adverse drug reactions that service users could experience and how to manage them well. Lastly, this module allows learners to undertake a variety of drug calculations and to ensure that opportunities for dosage errors are minimised.

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The Mandatory Training Group is a leading UK provider of accredited online training courses, programmes and qualifications. Contact our Support Team on 024 7610 0090 or via Email to discuss your online training requirements.

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