Our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration for Community Settings (Home Care, Reablement or Supported Living) covers the Skills for Care core/mandatory training requirements for medicines management and administration. Suitable for both care support workers and nurses, it teaches medicines administration as a step-by-step process (based on our years of research as a company into why medication errors occur). This ensures medicines are given in a safe and systematic way, thereby reducing the risk of mistakes made through complacency. This course has been shown to reduce errors by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council.
Care support workers and nurses (both new and experienced staff) working in community settings such as home care, reablement, or supported living.
Available as a half-day practical workshop (see morning content below) or extend this into a full-day practical workshop (add on the afternoon content below). All learners also receive a comprehensive workbook on both the half- or full-day practical workshop (see workbook content below).
One year (in line with CQC/NICE recommendations)
Skills for care