The accredited distance learning course for senior staff responsible for assessing competence, auditing medicines and managing medicines errors and incidents.
Mental Health Medication
The accredited course you need to understand a variety of mental health conditions and the medicines used to treat them.
About This Course
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- Course Information
Do your staff require more information about medicines used in mental health? It is important for staff to have an increased knowledge of medicines used in mental health and to be up to date with current medicines and treatments. Our interactive Mental Health Medication course provides detailed advice and guidance with a focus on commonly prescribed medicines used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, sleep disorders, depression and dementia to help staff feel confident and informed when administering these medicines. The accredited course you need to understand a variety of mental health conditions and the medicines used to treat them. Course Content:
- Schizophrenia- types of medication used, dosages and side effects
- Bipolar Disorder- medication usage and side effects
- Anxiety- types of medication used, use of new treatments and side effects
- Sleep Disorders- management of insomnia by use of medication and non-drug strategies
- Depression- medications used, dosages, side effects and counselling tips and strategies
- Dementia- use of medications, side effects and non-drug strategies
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£450 + VAT for a groups of up to 10 delegates We offer a discounted rate of £480 + VAT for groups of up to 16 delegates
How long do the courses take?
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?
This is what the RPS said about Opus:
“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…”
Where do courses take place?
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?
Manager’s courses are undertaken in smaller groups of up to 10 delegates.
When do I get my certificate?
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?
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.
How do I get set up for E-learning?
How many E-learning licences do I need and how long do they last?
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