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Foundation Course in Medicines Administration (Virtual)

Course overview

This half-day Foundation Course in Medicines Administration teaches how to safely prepare for, select, administer, and record medicines as a step-by-step process, against a comprehensive competence checklist (built from our many years of research into why medication errors occur). This ensures medicines are given in a safe and systematic way, reducing the risk of mistakes through complacency. These skills are assessed at the end of the course with our online Virtual Medication Round. This course has been shown to reduce errors by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council.

Course dates

Webinar Dates;
16th April 2024
22nd May 2024

Duration

3.5 hours

Aimed at

Care support workers and nurses (both new and experienced staff) working in care homes and community.

Certification

Format

Zoom webinar delivered by a nurse or pharmacist

Course mapping

  • The Care Certificate
  • CQC Key Line of Enquiry S4 (Proper and Safe Use of Medicines)
  • NICE – Management of Medicines in Care Homes, March 2014
  • Health and Social Care Act (Regulated Activities) 2014

Course price

£75 per learner +VAT 

Virtual workshop - content (click to expand)

Course content: Webinar

  • The main cause of medication errors
  • An overview of how to give medicines systematically (to avoid errors)
  • Examples of medicines paperwork available from us (care plans, PRN protocols, body maps etc.)
  • The checks needed on the medicines chart (video demonstration)
  • Recording on medicines charts
  • Baseline virtual medicines round no. 1
  • An introduction to the 7-point medicines cross check
  • 7-point check – group activity
  • Virtual medicines round no. 2
  • Final virtual medicines round (assessment)

Workbook - content (click to expand)

All learners receive a comprehensive online workbook providing the following knowledge:

  • Administering medicines in a systematic way to avoid errors
  • Infection control issues/when are gloves needed?
  • Preparation of equipment and a drink
  • Medicines paperwork (care plans, PRN protocols, body maps etc.)
  • Checking the client’s identity
  • Pain assessment scales
  • The checks needed on the medicines chart
  • Breakdown of a pharmacy label
  • Expiry and period after opening dates
  • Checking original packs: the 7-point medicines cross check
  • Checking MDS (blister) packs
  • Cautionary and advisory labels
  • ‘Pop and dot’ and preparing for administration
  • Administering in a person-centred way
  • Consent
  • Coding the medicines administration record
  • Crushing or splitting tablets
  • When medicines are declined
  • Covert administration of medicines
  • Safe storage of medicines
  • Information about medicines

Also available as

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION TRAINING – FOUNDATION COURSE – CARE HOMES – FACE-TO-FACE – FULL DAY

FOUNDATION COURSE IN MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION – CARE HOMES – ONLINE

FOUNDATION COURSE IN MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION – CARE HOMES – ONLINE – IN DEPTH VERSION