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The Medication Training Company

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Medication Training Face-to-Face / Virtual Workshops

Foundation

Medicines Administration Workshops covering the requirements of the Care Quality Commission and Care Certificate. Suitable for all levels (from new carers to experienced nurses). These are practical workshops that teach how to administer medicines in a systematic way using a step-by-step process They include a competence assessment and have been shown to reduce medication errors by 36%.

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION TRAINING – FOUNDATION COURSE - CARE HOMES

Our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration for Care Homes 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.

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION TRAINING – FOUNDATION COURSE - CARE HOMES (IN DEPTH VERSION)

This is a more in depth version of our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration for Care Homes. Learners receive a more comprehensive workbook: 16 modules (122 pages) vs 7 modules (32 pages), and are also registered for an online module to tests their knowledge from the studying book. This version is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing plus Skills for Care. It is suitable for nurses, but also care staff who require a more in depth foundation course. Practical workshop content is the same: teaching how to administer medicines in a systematic way against our competence checklist (refined on an ongoing basis from research into why medication errors occur) thereby reducing medication errors (by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council).

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION TRAINING – FOUNDATION COURSE - COMMUNITY SETTINGS

Our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration for Community settings (home care, reablement, supported living etc.) 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.

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION TRAINING – FOUNDATION COURSE - COMMUNITY SETTINGS (IN DEPTH VERSION)

This is a more in depth version of our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration for Community Settings. Learners receive a more comprehensive workbook: 16 modules (122 pages) vs 7 modules (32 pages), and are also registered for an online module to tests their knowledge from the studying book. This version is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing plus Skills for Care. It is suitable for nurses, but also care staff who require a more in depth foundation course. Practical workshop content is the same: teaching how to administer medicines in a systematic way against our competence checklist (refined on an ongoing basis from research into why medication errors occur) thereby reducing medication errors (by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council).

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION TRAINING – FOUNDATION COURSE - MIXED SETTINGS

This version of our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration is suitable for staff from a mix of community, day services, and care homes. This is often the case when councils commission courses. It 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.

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION TRAINING – FOUNDATION COURSE - MIXED SETTINGS (IN DEPTH VERSION)

This is a more in depth version of our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration for staff from a mix of community, day services, and care homes. This is often the case when councils commission courses. Learners receive a more comprehensive workbook: 16 modules (122 pages) vs 7 modules (32 pages), and are also registered for an online module to tests their knowledge from the studying book. This version is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing plus Skills for Care. It is suitable for nurses, but also care staff who require a more in depth foundation course. Practical workshop content is the same: teaching how to administer medicines in a systematic way against our competence checklist (refined on an ongoing basis from research into why medication errors occur) thereby reducing medication errors (by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council).

Medication Administration Training – Foundation Workshops (Shared Lives and Foster Carers)

This version of our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration is specific to Shared Lives Carers and Foster Carers. It teaches how to support with and (if necessary) administer medicines to the person you care for/support. The training is up to date with the very latest NICE guidelines for community settings. We are experts in providing medication training to Shared Lives Schemes having many years experience working with several national schemes.

Refresher Course

These courses satisfy requirements from the CQC for an annual update of the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to administer medicines (as required by NICE). The course provides updates to best practice since the foundation course was last taken, and tests that skills leant on the foundation course have been retained. They are aimed at nurses and support workers, in care homes and community settings, who have completed their foundation training.

Refresher Courses

This refresher course is for care support workers and nurses working in care homes or community settings who have completed their foundation course.

Intermediate

Workshops for those wishing to build on the knowledge gained in our foundation workshops

Administering Buccal Midazolam During a Seizure

A practical face-to-face workshop teaching how to manage and treat a seizure with rescue medicines such as buccal midazolam. Learners have their competence individually assessed by an experienced pharmacists or nurse. Theory is studied using video, case studies, discussion and a comprehensive workbook provided on the day.

PEG Gastrostomy Training – Caring for and administering medicines through PEG tubes

The course gives delegates an underpinning knowledge of the theory including topics such as: what is enteral feeding? Different enteral feeding devices and indications for enteral feeding, and caring for an enteral tubes. We will discuss administration of feeds and medicines via enteral tubes with a practical competency element using a clinical doll to assess a person’s ability to deliver fluids and care for a tune that has becomes dislodged. The session will be tailored and answer any relevant questions the delegates have.

Managing and Administering Controlled Drugs

There is often a lack of formal training around controlled drugs, with myths adding to poor practice. This is compounded by the fact that most controlled drugs registers are designed for hospitals and pharmacies and therefore not suited for use by care homes. This course will teach you how to manage and administer controlled drugs in line with legal requirements and national best practice (Controlled drugs: safe use and management, NICE guideline [NG46] April 2016).

We have also designed a new CD register, field tested with two national care organisations, that we can train staff to use on this course.

Medicines knowledge: anticoagulants and other high-risk medicines

CQC expect you to have a certain level of knowledge about the medicines you administer. As a starting point, you need to know where to go for reliable medicines information. In addition, you should also know about those medicines which carry a higher-risk to those you support. The course will get you familiar with these so called “higher risk” medicines: what problems to lookout for, how to monitor these medicines and what to do if things go wrong.

Management of Diabetes

This course teaches staff how to support people with diabetes. It focuses on diabetes awareness, blood sugar monitoring and the administration of insulin.

Medicines Reconciliation and Transcription

Medicines reconciliation is the act of creating an accurate list of a person’s medicines, and maintaining it. Medicines transcription is then writing these medicines up onto a medicines chart, body maps, when required protocols etc. CQC require that you have had training to do this. This practical, assessed workshop, we teach you how to carry out medicines reconciliation and transcription according to NICE guidelines. We will design this workshop around the actual medicines charts and other paperwork that you use. As part of this workshop, we can provide you with a medicines reconciliation and transcription policy and medicines reconciliation tool/assessment if needed.

Advanced

Courses aimed at managers and seniors that look at the process by which medicines are managed

Assessing Staff Competence to Administer Medicines

This practical workshop provides the knowledge, materials and skills to care providers to create and manage a formal system to assess staff competence.

Medication errors – learning from errors to reduce harm

This course will teach you how manage, report and learn from medication incidents. It will enable you to provide the correct response to Safeguarding Teams and the Care Quality Commission.

Medicines in Schools

Schools are legally obliged to administer medicines when required to ensure that pupils with medical conditions can still attend school or access school trips. Ensure your staff members are fully competent with these specially designed training courses.

Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions

This course teaches staff how to manage medicines in schools in line with the new statutory guidance issued in December 2014: “Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions”.

Supporting Pupils at School with Asthma, Allergies and Anaphylaxis

This course teaches staff how to support pupils in school with asthma, allergies and anaphylaxis.

Supporting Pupils at School with Diabetes

This course teaches staff how to support school children with diabetes.

Supporting Pupils at School with Epilepsy and Administering Buccal Midazolam

This course teaches staff how to support pupils at school with epilepsy. It covers the learning outcomes identified by the Joint Epilepsy Council UK.