This is the second of our CPD certified e-learning courses aimed at care home staff involved in any aspect of medicines use. Students should have previously undertaken basic administration of medicines competency training as appropriate to their care setting, and we recommend that students first complete our Medicines use in care homes: course 1.
This course supports the implementation of recommendations in the NICE guideline on managing medicines in care homes. It also supports statement 6 in the NICE quality standard on medicines management in care homes. The course carries an endorsement statement from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and we are a Skills for Care endorsed provider.
The course is broken down into seven modules including:
2. Refused and omitted doses
3. Covert administration
4. Controlled drugs
5. Bulk prescribing
6. Homely remedies
7. Waste medicines reduction
There are also three practical case studies covering covert administration, controlled drugs and waste medicines reductions.
The course should take around 2 hours in total to complete, but we recommend that it is taken in stages and not in a single sitting.
Quizzes at the end of each module will test understanding and recap on key learning points, and a pass mark of 70% is required in the final assessment to complete the course and receive a certificate.