Medication Overview for Professionals Social Workers and AMHP and OTs

Medication Overview for Professionals - Social Workers and AMHP and OTs

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To provide a professional introduction and overview of medication.

• To explore how medication works
• To be able to spot causes of concern over medication
• To be able to read a MARS sheet
• To be able to challenge poor practise
• To review legal framework

Medication Overview for Social Workers and AMHP and OTsProfessional staff whoMedication Overview For Professionals are required to be aware of the impact of medication in assessing their clients.

  • How medication works
  • Medication and mental health
  • Medication and learning disability
  • Medicating and the older person- dementia
  • Role of professionals (Doctor, Pharmacist, Nurse etc)
  • Role of family and informal carers
  • Role of care agencies
  • MARS sheets
  • Homecare and medication, Levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Introduction to common terminology of prescriptions
  • Medication names – generic and trade
  • Adverse drug reactions- Mims and British National formula (BNF)
  • Side effects and you
  • Role of BNF
  • Medication legislation in UK- misuse of drugs Act 1971
  • CQC and medication guidance
  • Medication and consent
  • Medication errors – What to look out for
  • Covert medication administration- best practise
  • 6 R’s of medication- what can go wrong- what to look for
  • Medication and safeguarding
  • Question and answers

This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.

This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.

Summary & Booking

This course is mapped to Social Work England, HCPC and Royal College of Occupational therapy requirements and is designed to provided professionals with an overview of medication and be able to highlight when poor practise is being demonstrated..

Duration: 1 day
Location: On Site: We come to you
Cost: £750 (maximum of 25 staff)


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