Medication Awareness Training

Venue: Heads Training Centre, Hadrian School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Date: 22nd October 2021 (9.30am – 12.30pm) – Virtual Training –
Cost: £85.00 per delegate
Tutor: Optus Pharmacy Services

This course will be held virtually via ZOOM.

Are your staff trained to handle medicines in school?
This is an interactive course on the safe handling of medicines in schools using relevant examples and case studies. The course is fully compliant with Ofsted requirements. The course is being facilitated by Optus Pharmacy Services.

Course Content:

  • Administration
  • Storage
  • Recording
  • Disposal
  • Covert administration
  • Self-medication
  • Homely remedies and over the counter medication
  • Importance of dose timings
  • How to use eye drops, patches, inhalers, creams etc.
  • Medicines for short stay and school trips
  • The importance of medicine labels
  • Understanding dosage instructions
  • Basic hygiene when administering medicines
  • Principles of medication policy
  • Specialist tasks
  • How to reduce medication errors
  • Reporting refusals, side effects and errors
  • Expiry dates
  • Legal issues

There is a short assessment at the end of the course. A certificate is awarded on successful completion.

Medicines Management and Competency Assessment for Schools

Venue: Heads Training Centre, Hadrian School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Date: 22nd November  (9.30am – 12.30pm)
Cost: £85.00 per delegate
Tutor: Optus Pharmacy Services

Are you responsible for managing medicines in your school? Senior staff and school nurses should have a detailed understanding of how to competency assess their staff and how to manage medicines incidents in their school or college. Opus’ accredited 3-hour interactive workshop aims to help schools exceed the standard for medicines management by providing detailed knowledge of the processes involved with auditing medicines, assessing competency of staff and reducing medicines errors.

Course Content:

  • Meeting the standards for medicines
  • Identifying good practice
  • Understanding procedures
  • Hazards and risks with medicines
  • Importance of records
  • Importance of audit
  • Incident management
  • Assessing competence of staff
  • Action planning