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The Medication Training Company

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Shoreham-by-Sea
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Online Medication Training

Online courses can be taken on demand, whenever the learner is ready. Our online learning management system (LMS) saves a learner’s answers as they go, so they don’t have to study the course in one go, they can dip in and out.

Learning material is a mix of written text, pictures and video. Online courses allow more assessment activities than face-to-face or virtual courses, as we can break up the learning material with skills and knowledge questions throughout the course. We also add Virtual Medicines Rounds (VMRs) at the end of many of the topics. VMRs present the learner with a scenario and ask them to identify any errors (for example incorrect medicines, doses, client names, expiry dates, incorrect administration technique with inhalers, incorrect entries in the CD register). These are a great way of testing a learner’s knowledge and skills.

If you are a manager, we can give you access to our LMS so you can see how your learners have got on, even seeing which questions they have got right or wrong. Certificates are available the moment a learner passes their course. They are stored safely on our system from where you can download them whenever you want.

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ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE IN MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION - CARE HOMES

This is a more concise version of our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration covering CQC and Skills for Care core/mandatory training requirements for medicines administration and management. The course is accredited by Skills for Care. It teaches how to administer medicines in a systematic way against our competence checklist that is continually refined, from years of research into why medication errors occur, thereby reducing the risk of errors made through complacency. It is based on our face-to-face workshop that has been shown to reduce medication errors by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council. There are 7 modules in total.

ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE IN MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION - CARE HOMES (IN DEPTH VERSION)

This is a more in depth version of our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration for Care Homes. This version is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and Skills for Care. It is suitable for nurses, but can also be taken by care staff who require a more in depth foundation course. It teaches how to administer medicines in a systematic way against our competence checklist that has been refined on an ongoing basis from our research into why medication errors occur, thereby reducing the risk of errors made through complacency. It is based on our face-to-face workshop that has been shown to reduce medication errors by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council. There are 16 modules in total.

ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE IN MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION - COMMUNITY SETTINGS

Our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration covers CQC and Skills for Care core/mandatory training requirements for medicines administration and management. It teaches medicines management and medicines administration as a step-by-step process. Designed from years of research into why medication errors occur, this course ensures medicines are given in a safe and systematic way, thereby reducing the risk of errors made through complacency. It is based on our face-to-face workshop that has been shown to reduce medication errors by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council. This course is specific to community settings.

ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE IN MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION - COMMUNITY VERSION (IN DEPTH VERSION)

This is a more in depth version of our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration for Community Settings. This version is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and Skills for Care. It is suitable for nurses, but can also be taken by care staff who require a more in depth foundation course. It teaches how to administer medicines in a systematic way against our competence checklist that has been refined on an ongoing basis from our research into why medication errors occur, thereby reducing the risk of errors made through complacency. It is based on our face-to-face workshop that has been shown to reduce medication errors by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council. There are 16 modules in total.

ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE IN MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION - MIXED SETTINGS

This more concise 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 CQC and Skills for Care core/mandatory training requirements for medicines administration and management. The course is accredited by Skills for Care. It teaches how to administer medicines in a systematic way against our competence checklist that is continually refined, from years of research into why medication errors occur, thereby reducing the risk of errors made through complacency. It is based on our face-to-face workshop that has been shown to reduce medication errors by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council. There are 7 modules in total.

ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE IN MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION - MIXED SETTINGS (IN DEPTH VERSION)

This is a more in depth version of our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration suitable for staff working in a mix of settings: community, day services and care homes. This is often the case when councils commission a course. This version is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and Skills for Care. It is suitable for nurses, but can also be taken by care staff who require a more in depth foundation course. It teaches how to administer medicines in a systematic way against our competence checklist that has been refined on an ongoing basis from our research into why medication errors occur, thereby reducing the risk of errors made through complacency. It is based on our face-to-face workshop that has been shown to reduce medication errors by 36% in a study by Hampshire County Council. There are 16 modules in total.

ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE IN MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION - PERSONAL ASSISTANTS

This version of our Foundation Practical Workshop is specific for personal assistants. It provides the skills and knowledge to administer medicines in line with national best practice. It also comes with a selection of forms that you can download and use to manage medicines such as: medicines charts, a medicines support assessment, a when required protocol, a confirmation of advice to administer a non-prescribed medicine form, and a medicines disposal form.

ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE IN MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION - SHARED LIVES

This version of our Foundation Course in Medicines Administration is specific to Shared Lives Carers. It teaches how to support with and (if necessary) administer medicines to the person you care for. It also comes with a suite of forms and medicines charts specific to shared lives. 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.

THE VIRTUAL MEDICINES ROUND – ONLINE COMPETENCE ASSESSMENT

The Virtual Medicines Round is an online competence assessment testing a learner’s skills at checking the 6 rights of medicines administration. The learner is presented with a number of medicines and their charts. Many of the medicines contain mistakes. The learner must correctly state if they’ll administer the medicine, or if not, what’s wrong with it. This works well as a robust competence assessment for both new and existing staff.

Online Foundation Course + Virtual Medicines Round Combined

We offer these two products as a combined bundle for those wishing staff to learn medicines administration and then sit a competence assessment afterwards. This forms a very comprehensive training approach focused on reducing medication errors, thus keeping your clients safe and well cared for.

Medicines Knowledge: Anticoagulants and Other High-Risk Medicines - Online

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.

Administering and Managing 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 online 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.

Foundation Course for Medicines Witnesses

Coming soon! Contact us for details and to register your interest.

Assessing Staff Competence to Administer Medicines

The online version of this medicines assessor training course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools (assessment checklists) to assess the competence of your staff to administer medicines. It consists of a foundation course, the virtual medicines round assessment, two live webinars, and a final online assessment.

MEDICATIONS ADMINISTRATION - REFRESHER COURSE

This refresher course in medicines administration satisfies the requirements from CQC for an annual update of the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to administer medicines (as required by NICE). The course provides any updates to best practice since you took your foundation course, and tests that the skills learnt on the foundation course have been retained.