Suitable for Learning Disability Services. The accredited course you need for staff who work in both care homes and supported living services to administer medicines safely, following a competency assessment.
Prompting Medicines in Extra Care & Supported Living (Foundation)
An accredited course for carers who prompt people to take their medicines
About This Course
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- Course Information
Who is it for?
This e-learning course is suitable for care staff who prompt people to take their medicines i.e. for care workers who purely provide a verbal reminder to people to take their medicines, to aid their independence.
Many staff in extra care & supported living provide this service to the people they support.
Why is it important to do this course?
It is essential that care staff know the difference between prompting and administering medicines. This course provides clear guidance on which tasks care staff can and cannot undertake if they have been requested to “prompt only.” It also provides practical advice and support around feeding back useful information about medicines to ensure the safety of the people they support.
What does the course include?
- Legal and policy issues
- Types of medicines support
- Legal categories of medicines
- Names of medicines
- Medicines labels
- Dosage instructions
- Storage and access
- Self-administration and reablement
- Handling of medicines
- Routes of administration
- Record keeping
- Uses and side effects of medicines
- Avoiding errors
- Accessing support with medicines
This course is:
- Accredited by CPD
- Endorsed by Skills for Care
- 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
£40 + VAT per licence
We offer the following discounted prices:
– £35 + VAT per licence for orders of 10 or more of the same licence.
– £32 + VAT per licence for orders of 100 or more of the same licence.
Please get in touch to find out about further discounts for larger orders.
How long do the courses take?
We offer full day Foundation courses (6 hours) and also can combine any two 3-hour courses to create a full day session.
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?
Where do courses take place?
Virtual learning sessions are accessed via Zoom link and are presented by a Pharmacist-trainer.
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?
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 be able to access their certificates within 48 hours of the course via our Online Learning Zone.
Virtual learning certificates are available immediately upon successful completion of the assessment via our Online Learning Zone.
How long does my certificate last for?
Competency assessments certificates are valid for 1 year in line with CQC guidance. 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?
If you are purchasing more than one licence for an organisation, you may want to assign someone from your organisation to issue passwords to your staff and to print certificates. This person will be termed as a group “manager/instructor”. Provide the instructor’s name and email during checkout and they will receive all login details they need by email.