The accredited course you need to enable staff to safely administer and witness Controlled Drugs, and understand the issues surrounding them.
Safe Handling of Medicines (Intermediate) Course: Distance Learning Workbook
A follow-on from the the OPUS Safe Handling of Medicines Foundation Course
About This Course
➔ For staff who have completed their foundation training and want to know more about the medicines they are administering, their side effects and areas of potential risk
➔ For senior staff who want to develop their skills and advance their learning
➔ For managers who want to update themselves on specific topics and evidence their continued learning
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- Course Information
What does the course include?
➔ What to look out for with specific medicines
➔ Common side effects of medicines
➔ Controlled Drugs – schedules, storage and recording requirements
➔ Managing dose changes
➔ Medicines handling for day trips
➔ Ordering and receiving medicines
➔ Common areas of risk with medicines
➔ Complementary and alternative medicines
This course is:
- Accredited by CPD
- Developed by qualified Pharmacist trainers
- Compliant with CQC requirements
- Evidenced by a certificate of successful completion
Distance Learning Workbook*:
£55 per workbook.
£50 per workbook for orders of 5 or more.
£45 per workbook for order of 10 or more.
*Prices excluding postage. No VAT charged.
- Paper copy Distance Learning Workbook
- Online assessment
- Immediate access to certificate
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.