The accredited course you need to enable staff to administer medicines or support people with their medicines in an extra care or supported living setting, following a competency assessment.
Medication Management & Audit for Extra Care & Supported Living
The accredited virtual learning course to enable senior staff to effectively audit medicines in extra care housing & supported living to prevent medicines errors and incidents.
About This Course
For face-to-face training options, please contact us on 0333 939 0053 or email [email protected]
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- Course Information
Are you responsible for auditing medication procedures?
This course is designed for senior staff in extra care who are accountable for the management of medicines.
Opus 3-hour interactive workshop aims to help extra care organisations exceed the standard for medicines management and to sustain their performance.
- What is poor practice?
- Identifying good practice
- How to get it right
- Understanding processes
- What are the hazards
- Importance of records
- Principles of an audit tool
- Action planning
- Exercise and activities
- Case studies and scenarios to assess understanding of principles
- To understand the processes involved with medicines management
- To undertake effective audits that work for your care setting
- To reduce the likelihood of error associated with mismanagement of medicines
- To manage incidents when they happen
The accredited course to enable senior staff to effectively audit medicines in extra care and supported living to prevent medicines errors and incidents. This course is:
- Accredited by CPD
- Developed and presented by qualified Pharmacist trainers
- Compliant with CQC requirements
- Evidenced by a certificate of successful completion
- £595 + VAT for up to 16 delegates
- Equates to £37 per delegate
Face to Face Training
- £675 + VAT for up to 16 delegates
- Equates to less than £43 per delegate
- Travel costs may apply
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.