This course will teach you how manage and administer controlled drugs in line with legal requirements and national best practice (NICE guidelines). We have different version of this course for care homes with nursing, care homes without nursing and hospices. We tailor this course to your own CD register.
The course is aimed at managers, care support workers and nurses in care homes with and without nursing, rehabilitation centres, substance misuse centres, hospices and boarding schools. Contact us, if you wish us to tailor the course to any other settings
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Be aware of the legislation and best practice documents that govern the management of controlled drugs
Demonstrate how to establish which controlled drugs require safe custody, recording in the controlled drugs register and giving with a witness
Explain the role and requirements of the witness
Demonstrate how to correctly record the receipt of controlled drugs
Demonstrate how to record the administration of a controlled drug on a medicines administration record chart and in the controlled drugs register
Explain how to perform a controlled drugs balance check and how to record it
Explain how to safely dispose of controlled drugs and how to record this
Understand what rules apply and what records need to be kept when a person self-medicates
The handout includes a checklist for use in the workplace to ensure that legal requirements are complied with and best practices are followed. There are also a series of questions to enable the learner to check their understanding.
CQC Key Lines of Enquiry
S2.3 Are people’s records accurate, complete, legible, up-to- date, securely stored and available
to relevant staff so that they support people to stay safe? S4.How does the provider ensure the proper and safe use of medicines? E2.How does the service make sure that staff have the skills, knowledge and experience to
deliver effective care and support?
(up to 16 people)
£600 + VAT