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Medicines Knowledge: Anticoagulants and other high-risk medicines

Course Overview

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.

Aimed at

All experience levels, from care support workers to registered nurses

Course mapping

CQC KLOE S4 (Proper and safe use of medicines)

Accredited with

Skills for care

Course Content (Click to expand)

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify which medicines carry a high risk of adverse events in individuals you support
  • Describe changes to an individual that may indicate adverse events and what action to take
  • Describe those medicines that can place a person at risk following an accident or incident


The course studies the following medicines:

  • Anti clotting agents: anti-coagulants and anti-platelets
  • Cardiac (heart) drugs
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Anti-epileptic drugs
  • Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (including methotrexate)
  • Anxiolytic and sedative medicines

Available as

Workbook

A 28 page workbook

£30.00

Online Training

An online course

£25.00

 Face-to-face / Virtual

A workshop for a maximum of 16 learners

£600.00