The accredited distance learning course for senior staff responsible for assessing competence, auditing medicines and managing medicines errors and incidents.
Supporting Pupils with Asthma
The accredited course you need to support a pupil with asthma and understand their medicines.
About This Course
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- Course Information
Are your staff fully trained to support a pupil with asthma? You never know when a young person in your care may experience a severe asthma attack. Staff need to be confident and trained on current best practice to fully support a young person with asthma. Our asthma and inhalers course provides staff with detailed information on asthma triggers and available treatments as well as up to date guidance on effectively managing asthma. The accredited course you need to support a pupil with asthma and understand their medicines.
- What is asthma?
- Asthma triggers
- Symptoms of asthma
- What to do in an asthma attack
- Medicines to treat asthma
- Reliever and preventer inhalers and spacers
- Emergency salbutamol inhalers in schools
- Exercise, activity and asthma
This course is:
- Accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
- Developed and presented by qualified Pharmacist trainers
- Compliant with Ofsted requirements
- Evidenced by a certificate of successful completion
Face to Face Course£525 + VAT for groups of up to 16 delegates. Course presented by a qualified Pharmacist trainer.
E-Learning£15 + VAT per licence We offer the following discounted rates: £12.50 + VAT per licence for orders of 10 or more of the same licence 10 + VAT per licence for orders of 100 or more of the same licence
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 10 learners or we can provide training for larger groups of up to 16- whichever works for you!
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.