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Assessing Staff Competence to Administer Medicines

Assessing Staff Competence to Administer Medicines

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 23/09/2020 - 24/09/2020
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

£260.00 + VAT

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