Designed for senior staff who are responsible for transcribing medicines information onto MAR sheets.
Safe Handling of Medicines (Refresher) Course for Homecare & Reablement
An accredited refresher course to update you on current procedures and guidance. Suitable for those who have already been trained. For all domiciliary care.
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
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.
- Legal issues
- Principles of a medicines policy
- Storage Administration and Handling
- 6 Rights of administration
- Procedure for administration
- Covert administration
- Routes of administration
- Homely remedies and over the counter medication
- Expiry dates
- Importance of audit
- 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 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
£30 + VAT per licence
We offer the following discounted prices:
- £27.50 + VAT per licence for orders of 10 or more of the same licence.
- £25 + 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.