Is your Advanced Distance Learning Certificate expired or nearing expiry? Or are you a Manager who wants to keep updated on new guidance, useful facts and further information related to medicines? This refresher workbook will help you remain compliant and up to date.
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 CPD
- 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 16 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 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.