The accredited distance learning course for senior staff responsible for assessing competence, auditing medicines and managing medicines errors and incidents.
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?
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?
This is what the RPS said about Opus:
“By being accredited as a Royal Pharmaceutical Society training provider, Opus Pharmacy Services has demonstrated that it meets our recognised quality standards and provides the benchmark for the healthcare teams it supports…”
Where do courses take place?
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?
Manager’s courses are undertaken in smaller groups of up to 10 delegates.
When do I get my certificate?
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?
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.
How do I get set up for E-learning?
How many E-learning licences do I need and how long do they last?
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