Medicines in care homes

Designed to assist pharmacists in providing training to care home staff on the safe handling of medicines.

The training can be used as an introduction to medicines for new care home staff or as a refresher for existing care home staff. Care home staff may also find that some of the training undertaken during the sessions can be used to contribute towards their evidence portfolio for the qualifications they are undertaking to work in the care home.   Who is this course suitable for? Pharmacists training residential or nursing home care staff   Learning outcomes This course pack consists of a pharmacist training manual to guide pharmacists on training staff; 6 A5 workbooks and 6 A5 certificates. Additional workbooks with certificates are available to order to meet the needs of the trainer. The pharmacist manual covers: Information on running interactive training sessions tailored for individual care homes Guidance notes on providing training Background on how people learn Additional suggestions and tips on how to carry out the training Provides information about new regulating bodies Care staff workbooks consist of 5 sessions covering: Introduction to medicines and their use Administration of medicines Managing medicines Monitoring residents and supporting medicines use Elderly health   Assessment Pharmacists can conduct the sessions in a 1 day session or various separate sessions to suit the requirements of the care home.…