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Refresher Medication Administration Foundation – Care Homes and Community Settings

Course Overview

Our refresher course 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 the foundation course was taken
  • tests that the skills leant on the foundation course have been retained.

Aimed at

This is a refresher course for nurses and support workers, in
care homes and community settings, who have completed their foundation training

Certification

One year (in line with CQC/NICE recommendations)

Duration

Online: Approx 1.5-2 hours

Face to face: 3.5 hours

Course Mapping

  • HSC Unit 3047: Support the use of medication in social care settings
  • ASM Unit 34: Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects
  • NOS CHS 3: Administer medication to individuals
  • Care certificate standard 13: Health and safety
  • Managing medicines in care homes. NICE guidelines [SC1] 2012
  • Managing medicines for adults receiving care in the community. NICE guidelines[NG67]2017

Accredited with

Skills for care

Course Content (Click to expand)

Section 1: Updates since the foundation course

Section 2: Assess you are competent to safely and correctly:

  1. check that the medicine is due
  2. check you have the correct client
  3. check you have the correct medicine
  4. check you have the correct strength
  5. check you have the correct form
  6. check you have the correct directions
  7. check you have the correct blister strip inside

Section 3: Assessyouare competent to safely and correctly:

  • identify that the medicine has been administered correctly
  • identify any mistakes were made when the medicine was administered

Available as

Online Training

An online course

From £23.00 per person

 Face-to-face / Virtual

A workshop for a maximum of 16 learners

£600.00