The accredited course you need to enable staff to administer medicines safely in a care home.
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£490 + VAT for groups of up to 10 delegates. We offer a discounted rate of £525 + VAT for groups of up to 16 delegates.
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.