An accredited refresher course to update you on current procedures and guidance. Suitable for those who have already been trained.
Managing Medicines Errors and Reducing Harm
This accredited course is available as a half-day (3-hour) face to face workshop and is suitable for managers and senior staff who are responsible for managing errors and ensuring robust processes are in place.
About This Course
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- Course Information
This course looks at incident management ,what you can learn from reporting errors and how to target the underlying system failures rather than specific staff. It ensures managers and senior staff comply with KLOE S6- i.e. lessons are learned and improvements made when things go wrong.
This course is for 10 learners.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Create good systems for reporting errors and near misses and investigating them
- Use errors and incidents to provide an opportunity to learn
- Understand root cause analysis and how to apply it using the 5 Why’s and Fishbone Tools
- Complete a Lessons Learnt exercise to evidence compliance to the regulator
Medication Incident/Error forms are provided and there is workshop practice of root cause analysis using real life examples and case studies.
- What is a medicines error?
- What is a near miss?
- Management of medicines errors
- Activity- Identify-Report-Review-Learn From
- Reporting medicines eerrors
- Activity-safeguarding incident
- Types of medicines error
- Activity- important facts to record on an error report form
- Reducing medicines errors
- handling medicines errors
- Lessons Learnt Exercise
- Identification techniques
- The 5 Whys
- Fishbone diagram
- Case studies
- Impact and recurrnace
- Analysis of errors
- 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£525 + VAT for up to 10 delegates. Course presented by a qualified Pharmacist trainer.
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.