Medication Training for Carers and Support Workers

This course is specifically designed to deliver the same high quality training to Carers and Support Workers as an open workshop instead of an in-house event. This means that if you are looking for training as an individual to get back into care work, or as an agency carer, or working as a carer through Direct payments or you are a care manager and only need one or two members of staff training at the moment you can access this training easily and know that you are getting training from the experts in medication training in social care.


The dates for the courses are below, all events are in Stoke-on-Trent and cost includes certification, refreshments and lunch.

Click on the date to book directly or email or call 0330 100 2821 (calls charged at local rates)



7th December  2018 - Stoke on Trent 

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It covers the following areas:-

CQC Professional Advice on the Administration of Medicines
Legislation and Guidance

3 Levels of support
Level 1 General Support - promoting independence - enabling rather than doing
Assistance vs. administration. Compliance aids that are available (other than monitored dosage systems) that may help clients to self administer in part or in full.
Level 2 - Administration 
Including the checks needed and the '5 Rights'
Level 3 - Administration by specialised techniques
When and how this can happen and what additional training is needed.

Compliance aids
Here we look at monitored dosage systems - which are authorised and how they should be presented by pharmacy in order to be authorised. Which are not and why? Who should pay for compliance aids - Disability Discrimination Act Assessment

Child service users - this section is added when appropriate to the service being trained.

Record Keeping in Care - Accurate and appropriate record keeping at the time and examples including exercises in ordering and receiving medication on behalf of a client or home.
Medication Administration Records in care
Who is responsible for the MAR, who can put information on to it and make changes?
What information should be recorded and how
An exercise in completing MAR's

What is a medicine?
Legal categories of medicines

General Sales List
Pharmacy Medicines
Prescription only medicines 
Sale vs. prescription
Who can prescribe?

How do medicines work?
Names of medicines

Why do medicines have so many names? Why are they so long and complicated?
Generic vs. Brand names
Quality vs. cost

Formulations and routes of administration
What is meant by formulation?
Exercise to identify different types of formulations
Routes of administration
Groups of medicines e.g. antihistamines, antipsychotics, antibiotics etc.

Administration (or the prompting of) of different formulations
How to safely administer:-
Tablets and capsules
Eye drops, ear drops, nose drops
Creams and ointments
Suppositories and pessaries
Wearing gloves, hygiene, safety checks etc.

Dosage instructions
Common dose instructions exercise to give clarity to what the instructions actually mean and why people interpret them in different ways.

Controlled drugs
What is a controlled drug?
Amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regs due to the Shipman Enquiry
Record keeping
Ordering and receiving CD's

Confidentiality and consent
Consent before care is given i.e. at care needs assessment or review
Consent at the time of administration
Refusal of medicines
Consent and Covert administration

Side effects and adverse reactions to medicines
Common side effects
Why side effects happen
What to do if you suspect a client is suffering from a side effect.

Pharmacy services that support the care worker
Medicines Use Reviews,
DDA Assessment
Monitored dosage systems
Formulations of medicines

Safe storage and disposal of unwanted medicines
Safe storage at home, in a care home, stock rotation, shelf lives
Safe disposal and record keeping

The course is accredited by the College of Pharmacy Practice and delegates will receive certificates that reflect this accreditation. They also receive a booklet containing handouts, exercises, a quiz and an evaluation form. A work-based competency assessment document can be provided if you do not already have your own.

The course is delivered by an expert in medicines in social care and in a way that is engaging, interactive, interesting and enjoyable using accelerated learning techniques and catering for all learning style preferences

What previous delegates have said....

'A well presented training which covered medication and awareness of safe practice' - Rose Rankin, Staffs CC Sept 18

'Very refreshing course delivered in an excellent way. Enjoyed it all' - Noma, Agency Staff, Sept 18

'Excellent study day. answered a lot of questions. Good update. Many new topics discussed re: medication and reassured on dealing with controlled drugs in person's own home.  Many thanks - Erin Brown July 2018

'Training was informative and made fun. TeeJay was very helpful and knowledgable' - Neil Hendy July 2018

'Fun learning styles used. TeeJay is a joy to spend time with and very knowledgable.' Laura Allen, N-Able Services May 18

'This course has helped every aspect of my work in both areas of PA work and college. Lots of really useful information taken away, every question answered. Will keep us doing things properly and safely'. Hannah Boast, Wolverhampton May 18

'TeeJay kept my attention throughout the day. It was evident that she has a passion for all areas of social care not just medication. I left the training keen to find out more about the other training and teachings that TeeJay offers. I now feel confident to update my systems and policies to reflect outstanding practice. Amazing trainer - would definitely recommend" - Samantha Berrisford, Hopedale House, May 2018

"The course is extremely insightful and opens your eyes about medical management and waste" - Kerry Perry, Adderley Green Care Home, Aug 16

"Very interesting, in depth explanations of cream and medications and what they are used for" - Sharon Taylor, Adderley Green Care Home, Aug 16

"Very informative and professional" - Carol Williams, Adderley Green Care Home, Aug 16

"I would recommend this course to others as it was very informative" - Tina Perkin, Adderley Green Care Home, Aug 16

I would encourage carers to take the course to give them knowledge" - Julie Keates, Adderley Green Care Home, Aug 16

"Very interesting and in depth course" - Mark Meredith, Adderley Green Care Home, Aug 16

'This course was excellent, educational and fun! Thank you - Ann Twyford, Beech hill Grange, Jan 16

"It was excellent. Has helped me to learn more about medication, especially controlled drugs." Sharon Crew, Langwith Lodge, Jan 16

"The best meds course I have ever been on!" - Maureen Greenhough, Rebecca Homes Ltd. Dec 15

"I enjoyed the course, found it informative, easy to understand and all done within avery friendly environment" John Kilkenny, Rebecca Homes Ltd. Dec 15

"Thank you for all the new knowledge, it really opened my eyes! I enjoyed the workshop, good interactions with TeeJay and the rest of the group - will come again!" Lucy Thomas Sept 15

"Very good, full of loads of information that you may never have heard of. Lots of good tips. Really good at teaching important stuff but fun and not boring.Made me realise how important pharmacists are and will help me in many ways" Abbie Stone, Aug 15

"The most informative, interesting and interactive medication handling course I have ever been on. I have learned so much today which will be invaluable to me not only in my work as a carer but also at home. Thank you delivering it with such enthusiasm and energy. I now feel confident to return to care work and handle medication carefully and competently." Alex Moss, Aug 15


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