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The Medication Training Company

Gresham House
1A John Street
Shoreham-by-Sea
BN43 5DL

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Online Medication Training

Most online medication courses provide nothing more than a ‘tick a box’ approach to training. They are not written by experts. They are often called ‘Medicines Awareness’ training.

It’s not enough to be ‘aware’ of medicines. Would you feel safe being driven by someone who was ‘aware’ of what a car was, but who’d never been taught to drive, let alone been assessed as competent?

Staff need to be trained to administer medicines, not just be aware of them and they need to be assessed as competent. Administering medicines safely means administering medicines systematically. This means not just grabbing the box and skim reading the label, but working slowly and methodically.

We have been teaching medicines administration since 2003. Based on over 15 years of research in the field, we’ve an established approach to administering medication that uses a methodical 12-step approach that focuses on competence. It is this approach that we provide in our face to face and online courses.

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ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE IN MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION - CARE HOMES

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 care homes.

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 - 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

The online version of the Administering and Managing Controlled Drugs course allows you to fit your learning around your schedule. The course features written learning content, in-depth explanatory videos, and interactive quizzes to check your understanding. You receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the course which can be stored online or printed off.

Foundation Course for Medicines Witnesses

Coming soon! Contact us for details.

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.