An accredited online tool to reliably assess the competence of your staff. Suitable for new staff or staff new to medicines administration.
Safe Handling of Medicines (Foundation) Course for Care Homes
The accredited course you need to enable staff to administer medicines safely in a care home.
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Essential for all staff who are required to administer medicines.
Skills for Care recommend that staff renew their medication management and administration training annually. Our Safe Handling of Medicines Foundation course ensures your staff are fully trained and up to date with best practice guidance to help reduce medicines errors in your care home
Available as a face to face session, e-learning or distance learning workbooks.
- Covert administration
- Homely remedies and over the counter medication
- The importance of dose timings
- How to use eye drops, patches, inhalers, creams etc.
- Understanding dosage instructions
- Basic hygiene when administering medicines
- Principles of a medicines policy
- Specialist tasks
- How to reduce medicines errors
- Reporting refusals, side effects and errors
- Expiry dates
Accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
In line with latest legislation and best practice guidance.
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
E-Learning£35 + VAT per licence We offer the following discounted prices: - £30 + VAT per licence for orders of 10 or more of the same licence. - £27.50 + VAT per licence for orders of 100 or more of the same licence.
Distance Learning Workbook Pack*£40 per workbook pack (includes workbooks 1 and 2) We offer the following discounted prices: - £35 per workbook pack for orders of 10 workbook packs or more. - £32.50 per workbook pack for orders of 100 workbook packs or more. *Prices excluding postage. No VAT charged. Please get in touch to find out about further discounts for larger orders.
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