An accredited online tool to reliably assess the competence of your staff. Suitable for new staff or staff new to medicines administration.
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£490 + VAT for groups of up to 10 delegates. We offer a discounted rate of £525 + VAT for groups of up to 16 delegates.
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 10 learners or we can provide training for larger groups of up to 16- whichever works for you!
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.