The accredited course you need to update staff on side effects of medicines and interactions.
3 Day Nursing Assistants Course
An accredited 3-Day Programme to enable senior carers to administer medicines in a nursing home (Wales).
About This Course
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- Course Information
Do you need to train your carers to administer medicines in your nursing home? With a shortage of nurses, nursing homes have been given permission to allow carers to administer medicines providing they are trained and competent to do so. Opus’ accredited 3-Day Nursing Assistants Programme provides a comprehensive medication programme for carers who are taking on new responsibilities. This course will increase their knowledge of medicines handling and upskill them to enable them to administer medicines safely in the nursing home. Day 1 – Safe Handling of Medicines (Foundation) Course (AM) – Safe Handling of Medicines Practical Workshop (PM)- includes practising filling in MAR sheets, practical administration of patches, liquids, eye drops, inhalers etc. Day 2 – Safe Handling of Medicines (Intermediate) Course (AM) – Medication Management & Audit (PM) Day 3 Reducing Medicines Errors and Competency Assessment (bespoke content tailored to your nursing home). Course includes:
- Experienced Pharmacist trainer
- Competency Assessments
- Audit tools
- Trainers travel
- Ongoing advice and support
This course is:
- Accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
- Developed and presented by qualified Pharmacist trainers
- Compliant with CQC requirements
- Evidenced by a certificate of successful completion
3 Day Course£2880 + VAT including preparation of materials and delivery of the 3 day course
How long do the courses take?
Most of our face to face courses are half day (3-hour) sessions with a qualified Pharmacist trainer at your venue. Some supplementary courses, such as buccal midazolam & epilepsy or Epipen & adrenaline auto-injector administration, are 2-hour sessions.
Our Foundation e-learning courses take between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Competency Assessments and Refresher courses take approximately 1 hour and Bite-size courses take approximately 30 minutes.
Our distance learning workbooks can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.
Are OPUS courses accredited?
Yes! All of our courses and services are accredited by CPD, and we are a Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider.
Where do courses take place?
E-learning courses are completed online and can be used on any internet-enabled device, including Macs, PCs and iPads.
Distance Learning Workbooks are posted promptly to an address of your choosing. Larger order can be couriered to you or sent recorded delivery.
How many people can attend a Face to Face course?
Our face to face courses are for small groups of up to 16 learners.
Manager’s courses are undertaken in smaller groups of up to 10 delegates.
When do I get my certificate?
For our face to face courses, the trainer will mark your assessments and all successful delegates will receive their certificate via email following the training, usually within 7 days.
With distance learning, simply pop your completed assessment in the post or scan it in and email it to us for marking and your certificate will be emailed to you for you to print off and keep.
How long does my certificate last for?
For most courses, certificates have a recommended refresher of 2 years.
Skills for Care guidance recommends that training be updated at least annually and OPUS offers online competency assessments which can be used a year after your training for this purpose and refresher courses which can be completed when your certificate expires.