Innovative online competency assessment suitable for assessing competence of staff who regularly administer medicines. Also suitable for nurses, managers and senior staff who wish to evidence their own competency as well as assess their staff.
Controlled Drugs & High Risk Medicines
The accredited course you need to enable staff to safely administer and record high risk medicines and controlled drugs and understand the issues surrounding them.
About This Course
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- Course Information
Do your staff administer high risk medicines or controlled drugs? It is important for staff to fully understand the high risk medicines and controlled drugs they administer in order to ensure the safety of the people they support. Our Controlled Drugs & High Risk Medicines course trains staff to be able to:
- Identify high risk medicines and controlled drugs and their potential risks
- Define the correct policies and procedures for handling high risk medicines and controlled drugs
- Explain how to prevent incidents with high risk medicines to ensure the safety of the person you support
Face to Face The accredited course you need to enable staff to safely administer and record high risk medicines and controlled drugs and understand the issues surrounding them.
- Why certain medicines are considered high risk
- Review of:
- Controlled Drugs
- Main points to remember
- Avoiding errors
- The issues that cause missed or delayed doses
- How we can reduce the risk of missed doses
- Identifying errors in controlled drug recording
- Action Planning
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
Face to Face Course£450 + VAT for a groups of up to 10 delegates We offer a discounted rate of £480 + VAT for groups of up to 16 delegates
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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