The accredited distance learning course for senior staff responsible for assessing competence, auditing medicines and managing medicines errors and incidents.
Medicines Administration Training for Nurses in the Community
This accredited course is suitable for Nurses providing medicines support to people in the community.
About This Course
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- Course Information
This course is available as a half-day (3 hour), face to face session.
On completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Summarise the key points of law and regulation relating to medicines administration
- Describe the medicines administration “6 Rights” and their relationship to potential consequences of incorrect administration
- List and discuss the steps involved in medicines administration in the community
- Summarise the requirements for medicines administration, record keeping, medicines handling and disposal
All courses include engaging activities, exercises and case studies.
- Legal issues
- Medicine labels
- Understanding dosage instructions
- Medicines policy
- Medicines support
- Controlled Drugs storage and transport
- Off label use of medicines
- Prescription/ administration directions
- 6 Rights of administration
- Procedure for administration
- Handling of medicines
- Measuring liquids
- Use of blister packs and original packs
- Covert administration
- Route of administration- oral, topical, rectal, nebulisers
- Refusal of medicines
- Expiry dates
- Non-prescribed medicines
- Medication errors
- When to report
- Case studies
- Published guidance
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£480 + VAT for up to 16 delegates Course presented by a qualified Pharmacist trainer.
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“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…”
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