The accredited distance learning course you need to be up to date with current medicines and treatments used for Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
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
£38.50 + VAT per licence
We offer the following discounted prices:
- £33.50 + VAT per licence for orders of 10 or more of the same licence.
- £30 + 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?
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.