Medicines Management in Care Homes: Management of Controlled Drugs and Covert Administration of Medicines

Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood
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Target Audience
Social Care Staff
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Event Types
Workshop - Week Day Time
Course categories
Adult Social Care / Safeguarding
Adult Social Care subcategories
General Adult Social Care / Safeguarding Adult
Safeguarding subcategories
Safeguarding Adult
Event description

This study half-day on Medicines Management is specifically for both registered nurses and senior carers trained to administer medicines, working in Nursing Homes and/or Residential Care Homes. It will provide an opportunity to upskill these staff through meeting the following objectives:

· Demonstrate improved medicines management practices in the care home

· Explain the medicines management skills required for a safe and legal practice

· Provide underpinning knowledge to facilitate the administration of medication

· Discuss best practices, new policies and procedures

· Provide an opportunity for continuing professional development

The session will be delivered by Kassin Yakhlef, Care Home Pharmacy Technician with NHS Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG
It is FREE to the identified staff working in Care Homes.

Please note:

Certificates of attendance will be issued at the end of the session; this will contribute towards three hours of CPD requirements for nurses’ revalidation, or give the opportunity to enhance the knowledge and competence of senior carers involved in the administration of medicines.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this session focusing on Controlled Drugs and Covert Medication, delegates will be able to:

Controlled drugs in care homes: 

* Define controlled drugs

* List key legislations related to CDs

* Identify a controlled drug

* Recognise different CD classification

* Demonstrate how to destroy and dispose of a CD

* Report CD discrepancies and incidents

* Perform a risk assessment for a CD

Covert administration of medicines:

* Define covert administration of medicines

* Identify when it can be an issue

* List the procedures for a safe and legal practice

* Explain when to apply Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

* Evaluate when to review this practice

Start Date
Thursday 27 June 2019
End Date
Thursday 27 June 2019
Closing Date
Wednesday 26 June 2019
13:30 - 16:30
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Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
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