Level 3 Medication, Audit and Competency Training (Accredited)
In a service that provides care will ultimately be safe, effective and demonstrate that a high-quality service is being delivered and have taken the wishes and expectations of the person receiving the care into account.
This will result in a consistent high standard of care which is compliant with local authorities and inspectorates in care.
Should be the best possible health outcomes for the individual and will enable close working relationships within the multidisciplinary team leading to further efficiencies within the health and social care system. Managers and team leaders who manage the competencies of staff administering medication should act in the best interests of their service user.
They must know the therapeutic uses of the medicine to be administered, normal dosage, side effects, precautions and contraindications.
Benefits of Medication, audit and competency Training
Having staff trained at Level 3 medication will enable senior staff to audit medication to ensure compliance with medication regulations and assess staff who successfully completed level 2 medication ensuring their competency in the administration of medications safely.
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Who Will Benefit?
This course is targeted at Managers and senior staff working in different settings who are involved with auditing and assessing competency in staff. This course provides an understanding of medication competency and management.
This theory course is designed for any Managers and senior staff whose role requires them to monitor the safe administration of medication. Level 3 award enables learners to achieve the standard required, knowledge and understanding of a subject relevant to their own work setting.
The CQC has established what are known as Common Induction Standards (CIS) and states: “Care providers must show that they are complying with the relevant regulations covering staff competence and training.”
Course Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course you will:
· Poor Practice
· Legislation and Guidance
· The Audit Process
· Competency assessment incl. methods, feedback, recording and reflective practice
· Safe Management of Medicines in the workplace incl. roles, types, names and forms of medication, routes and levels of administration, receiving, storage and disposal of medicines, controlled drugs, dosage and strength, recording, compromised medication, refusal, errors, side-effects and adverse reactions
They must have considered
The dosage, method of administration, route and timing of the administration in context of the patient’s condition, co-existing therapies and meals and the knowledge and skills of the person they are assessing. Any discrepancies should be reported to the line manager immediately who will refer the issue to the most appropriate health professional.
Workers who require any additional training
To undertake tasks identified as essential for specific individuals, should be done on an individual basis and shared in their plan of support. These tasks require to be within the boundaries of the professional role. It is not solely a mechanistic task to be performed in strict compliance with the written prescription of a medical practitioner, independent or supplementary prescriber; it requires thought and the exercise of professional judgment.
Methods of assessment:
It is good to use more than one method of assessment, as this gives a holistic approach and allows the person being assessed to show both their practical skills and theoretical knowledge and understanding of the task. You will be carrying out an observation initially but it may be that you will need to check knowledge evidence following the observation.
Evidence must be:
Valid – relevant to the standards for which competence is claimed Authentic – produced by the learner Current – sufficiently recent for assessors to be confident that the learner still has that same level of skills or knowledge Reliable – genuinely representative of the learner’s knowledge and skills Sufficient – meets in full all the requirements of the standards
Should be factual and given in a calm manner. We should use the ‘feedback sandwich’ which we will look at in a moment. It is important that feedback is given at the time so that the person being observed knows how well they have done.
What is it mapped to?
Level 3 award enables learners to achieve the standard required, knowledge and understanding of a subject relevant to their own work setting
Assessment and Certification
Course assessment comprises:
· a short Q&A session which will assess understanding of the theoretical component.
6 hours theory
Number of Attendees
Attendees minimum 6 to maximum 15
This training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.
Level 2 Accredited certificate from Endeavour Care Training through Advantage Accreditation
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