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Assessing Staff Competence to Administer Medicines

Assessing Staff Competence to Administer Medicines

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 23/07/2019 - 24/07/2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location
Premier Inn Clapham
Wandsworth Road
SW8 3JW


Course Overview

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires care providers to have a formal system to assess staff competence. During this 2-day practical workshop, we will assess your own competence at administering: tablets and capsules, oral liquids, topical (applied to the skin) medicines , inhalers and eye drops using a structured assessment checklist. We will then assess you as you assess others. The course also includes:

  • One copy of our distance learning course “Support the Use of Medication in Social Care Settings (version 4)”
  • One e-learning module (that accompanies the above book)
  • The Assessors Checklist with accompanying notes
  • One Virtual Medicines Round online competence assessment

Day 1

You will attend our Accredited Practical Workshop in Medicines Administration where you will learn:

  • What forms and support plans do CQC require to ensure medicines are given in a person-centred way
  • How to ensure medicines are given at the correct times in line with CQC expectations
  • Where are the up to date reliable sources of medicines information
  • What checks should you make on a mixed monitored dosage system (MDS)?
  • How do you record medicines given from mixed monitored dosage system (MDS)?
  • How should you record medicines given from original packs?
  • Explain the information you would find on a pharmacy label
  • How to check once opened dates and expiry dates
  • How to carry out a 7-point cross check when administering medication (3 simulated medicines rounds)
  • State which medicines require gloves to be worn when administering
  • Demonstrate administering oral liquids from oral syringes
  • Demonstrate how to administer topical items (applied to the skin)
  • Demonstrate how to administer inhalers
  • Demonstrate how to give an eye drop

If you have attended our Accredited Practical Workshop in Medicines Administration in the last 2-years, you need only attend day 2 (i.e. one day at £130+VAT) in which case please contact us to arrange this.

Day 2

  • State the CQC requirements for assessing staff competence to administer medication
  • Demonstrate how to administer tablets and capsules
  • Demonstrate how to administer oral liquids
  • Demonstrate how to administer topical items (applied to the skin)
  • Demonstrate how to administer inhalers
  • Demonstrate how to administer eye drops

You will be assessed at administering the above items by the trainer, who will then assess you as you assess others.

 

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.