Medication Awareness for Care Homes - Virtual

Date & Time:

Wednesday 20 January 2021 (13:30 - 16:30)

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Venue:

Virtual,

Detail:

Target Group:

Care staff in Nursing and Residential Care Homes, including those from the PVI sector who work with those placed in care homes in the London Borough of Sutton.

Course Overview:

The overall aim is to develop a general awareness of medicines and be able to follow legal requirements and guidelines. The session is run as a live Zoom group training session with a tutor. Additional videos and resources will be used to help focus learning, including case studies and quizzes to help embed the learning into real-life situations.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the training participants will have an understanding of:

 

  • the legal requirements and guidelines relating to the administration of medication in social care settings
  • the current procedures and practice for the ordering, supply, receipt, storage and disposal of medications
  • the key points of drug administration and systems available
  • incorporating safe infection control policies and procedures with regards to Coronavirus and Covid 19 in the administration of medication
  • reporting medication errors, incidents and undesirable effects
  • the main points of care settings’ agreed administration of medication procedures
  • the policy on self-administration, covert medication and homely remedies
  • professional accountability and confidentiality for medication and the legal issues and the role of the unqualified member of the staff
  • how to give different types of medicines such as eye drops, cream etc.
  • the 5 rights of Medication administration
  • the principles of good practice and record keeping

Special instructions:

  • All learners will need to have access to a Laptop/PC/Tablet and have Internet access. Workbooks will need to be completed electronically (via word or editable PDF).
  • Please note that Zoom does not work with Internet Explorer or Safari and there will be issues with sound or video. An up-to-date browser such as Google Chrome or if you have a windows-based laptop, you can find Microsoft Edge by typing it into the search in the start bar.

 

Places Available:

14

Further Information:

Trainer:

Social Works Limited

Venue Details:

Virtual,