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Safe Handling of Medicines (Refresher) Course for Children’s Services

An accredited refresher course to update you on current procedures and guidance. Suitable for those who have already been trained.

Virtual Learning

Pharmacist-led training via video conference

During the pandemic, our face to face training is now available as virtual learning. Simply fill out our enquiry form below and we will get in touch to arrange a date that suits you.

£595.00

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e-Learning

Online Courses

Simply select the number of e-learning licences you require and add to cart. We have amazing discounts for bulk purchases- see details below! Licences will be set up within a few hours.

£33.00

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All discounts for bulk purchases of e-learning or distance learning workbooks are added at checkout. There is a card handling fee for online purchases and VAT will be added where applicable. Please see our pricing information below to find out how you can save!

About This Course

For face-to-face training options, please contact us on 0333 939 0053 or email [email protected]

 


 

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  • Course Information
  • Accreditation
  • Pricing

Course Information

Suitable for people who have previously completed the foundation course or whose certificate is about to expire.

Is it time for your staff to refresh their medicines training? It is important for staff to have up to date knowledge of medicines handling and administration in order to remain confident and competent in the workplace and to reduce the likelihood of medicines errors. Our Refresher course covers:

  • Latest guidance and legislation
  • Potential problems with medicines and how to avoid/ overcome them
  • Safe procedures for handling medicines to ensure your staff are trained and up to date.

An accredited refresher course to update you on current procedures and guidance. Suitable for people who have previously completed the foundation course or whose certificate is about to expire.

Course Content:

  • Legal issues
  • Principles of a medicines policy
  • Storage Administration and Handling
  • 6 Rights of administration
  • Procedure for administration
  • Covert administration
  • Routes of administration
  • Records
  • Disposal
  • Self-administration
  • Homely remedies and over the counter medication
  • Expiry dates
  • Importance of audit
  • Receiving medicines into the service
  • Risk assessment
  • Medicines handling for day trips/ social leave
  • Verbal orders
  • Emergency / interim supplies
  • Dose changes
  • Controlled Drug recording
  • Medicine errors

This course is:

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Developed and presented by qualified Pharmacist trainers
  • Compliant with Ofsted requirements
  • Evidenced by a certificate of successful completion
Remember to check out our free downloadable resources.

Pricing

Virtual Learning

  • £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

E-Learning

£33 + 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.

Please get in touch to find out about further discounts for larger orders.

FAQs

How long do the courses take?

Most of our Pharmacist-led courses are half day (3-hour) sessions with a qualified Pharmacist trainer, either at your venue (for face-to-face sessions) or online via Zoom (virtual learning).

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?

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?

Face-to-face sessions are held at your venue, providing extra convenience for your staff. We have Pharmacist trainers across the UK so no region is too remote or too far!

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?

Our Pharmacist-led sessions for staff are for 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 e-learning courses, competency assessments and distance learning workbooks- straight away! Once you’ve successfully completed the end of course assessment, you will be able to print off your certificate immediately.

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?

For most courses, certificates have a recommended refresher of 2 years.

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?

Simply purchase through our shop! Once we’ve received your details, you will receive an email with login details from our support team. Follow the instructions and you’re ready to go!

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.

How many E-learning licences do I need and how long do they last?

Each individual learner needs their own licence. Licences last 1 year from the date they are allocated to a user (NOT from the date of purchase) so if you have staff you will need to train in the future, you can purchase a bundle of licences to take advantage of our discounted rates and allocate them to staff as and when they are needed.

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