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Medication Best Practice: Leadership Responsibilities for Residential and Nursing

8 October, 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fully funded


This course will cover the following:

  • An introduction (NICE, CQC, HCC, CCG)
  • Homely Remedies and Over-the-Counter Medicines
  • Covert Administration and Crushing Tablets
  • When required Medicines
  • Medication Side effects


Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this course, learners will be able:

  • To be aware of the NICE Guidance on Managing medicines in care homes
  • To understand how homely remedies and Over-the-Counter medicines can be used appropriately
  • To understand the need for a protocol for the use of homely medicines and what this should include
  • To understand how homely medicines and Over-the-counter medicines may be obtained, stored and administered
  • To understand the difference between covert and overt administration
  • To be aware of why a person may refuse medicines and to understand their right to refuse
  • To be aware of the issues that need to be considered in local procedures for covert administration
  • To understand what types of medicines may be administered “when required” (or “PRN”)
  • To be aware of how “PRN” medicines should be administered
  • To be aware of the definition of side effects
  • To understand why older people are more vulnerable to side effects


Requirements & Suitability

This course is suited for all residential and care home staff, including Managers or Team Leaders, working in the health and social care sector. The learners should also be able to disseminate the learning to others in the workplace.

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8 October, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded
Courses Category:
Aimed at:
Care Staff, Deputy staff, HR staff, Managers, Registered Nurses, Senior staff, Team Leaders, Training Co-ordinators
Service User focus:
Dementia, Elderly, Learning Disability, Autism, Drug misuse
Care Setting focus:
Residential, Nursing Home