Medicines Management Online Course

The Medicines Management Short Course covers 5 key topics areas for you to keep your knowledge and practice up-to-date

Medicines Management Online Course

The Medicines Management Short Course covers 5 key topics areas for you to keep your knowledge and practice up-to-date
Cooperation
Education form
Online
Duration
12 months
Certificate
Yes

 

Managing the medicines of an individual in a care setting takes patience, precision and practice. With the primary focus of delivering better care, continuously improving the training and knowledge of staff is essential.

Care professionals have responsibilities reflected in the NICE guidelines to delivering person-centred care when it comes to medications, and providing clear communication that is essential for the patient wellbeing.

This course is designed to help you stay up to date on the guidelines and procedures of medicine management in a care setting, how to properly store and administer medicine, safeguarding the patients in your care and how to handle emergency scenarios.

Certificate
Video Lessons
Access 24/7
Learning Objectives
Regulations and Guidance for Medicine’s Management
Medicine Handling in Care Settings
Safe Administration of Medicines
Safeguarding and Medicines Management
Critical Conditions and Situations

The Modules

Module 1:
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Regulations and Guidance for Medicines Management
Understanding the NICE guidance
CQC guidance for safe management of medicine
Safe storage of medications
Training and ensuring staff competency with medication
Module 2:
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Medicine Handling in Care Settings
Types of prescriptions and understanding labels
Utilising Medicine Administration Record (MAR) charts
How to manage the medications of incoming and outgoing individuals
Managing medicines when individuals are leaving the care setting for visits and outings
Module 3:
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Safe Administration of Medicines
Safe administration of oral and topical medicines
Training your staff to administer medicines
Using PRN medicines
Homely remedy process and non-prescribed medicines
Module 4:
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Safeguarding and Medicines Management
Principles for safeguarding patients
Reporting and recording safeguarding and medicine-related incidents
Managing medications with vulnerable adults
Ordering and working with your pharmacy
Module 5:
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Critical Conditions and Situations
Controlled Drugs: storing, administering and recording
Emergency management and overdosing
Covert medicines, MCA and medicines management
Managing non-compliance with medicines

Course content

Learning modules

Online learning modules
Online learning modules
Video

Training videos
Training videos
Tests

Self-assessment tests
Self-assessment tests
Certificate

Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion

Trainer

Anne Child
Pharmacy and Dementia Specialist Lead at The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Care Company
Anne Child was appointed Pharmacy and Dementia Specialist Lead at The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Care Company in November 2016, to support the organisation’s objective to provide high quality dementia care in its 18 care homes across England and Wales. Anne has been a qualified pharmacist for over 30 years and is passionate about her profession. She has worked as a Community Pharmacist, a Lead Pharmacist for Mental Health within a PCT, a Lead Pharmacist in a Nurse Lead intermediate community setting for older people and more recently in direct dementia care in Health and Social Care. She became interested in Sube Banerjee’s work on dementia and low dose antipsychotics and published a paper with colleagues in 2012 https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-244X-12-155 and since then she has been credited in several other papers. Anne is also currently a SpA (Special Advisor) to CQC and continues to work with academic colleagues on new initiatives whenever she can. In 2014, Anne was appointed a Member of the British Empire for services to dementia and in 2015 she became the programme guardian for care home medication and dementia modules with the College of Pharmacy Practice. Anne holds post graduate certificates in care home medicine and prescribing in dementia and specialises in dementia and medication management, as well as clinical governance and risk management. Anne is currently working on a number of dementia projects at RMBI Care Co. including how the charity can continue to best support residents, their families and staff now and in the years to come. Dementia care is a dynamic process and Anne believes it is vital to keep working with and listening to those who live with dementia, their loved ones and staff to help shape future environments.

Medicines Management Online Course

Medicines Management Online Course
Equipping you with essential knowledge to build on your role
Flexible learning
Access to tools to help you make your job easier

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