Level 3 Medication, Audit and Competency Training (Accredited)
Developing effective auditing and competency in the management of medication.
Manage your team and organization to success.
The accredited course for assessing competency of staff liable for evaluating, inspecting drugs and overseeing medication mistakes and errors.
Benefits for the delegate:
To identify poor practice in handling medication and how to manage this.
To understand how to complete audit trails in line with regulations.
To understand how to carry out competency assessments on staff administering medication.
To understand the importance of management of medicines in the workplace (including storage, administering and recording).
Benefits for your organisation:
Identify support, learning and development needs from any medicines related safety incident.
Ensure staff can manage or administer medicines and perform audit and assessment.
Ensure nurses are up to date with their knowledge and skills.
Be confident that your staff are competent to perform the task
Mapping to the Key Line Of Enquiry (KLOEs)
E2 How does the service make sure that staff have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and support?
E2.1 Do people have their assessed needs, preferences and choices met by staff with the right qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience?
E2.2 Are staff supported to keep their professional practice and knowledge updated in line with best practice?
E2.3 Do staff and any volunteers have effective and regular mentorship, support, induction, supervision, appraisal and training?
Those who are, or are soon to be, leaders and managers, who require the skills to navigate medication competency, in order to create team and organisational success.
The workshop component can be delivered face-to-face or virtually.
Face to Face £400
Virtually (ZOOM) £150
Assessment and Certification:
Course assessment comprises:
A short Q&A session which will assess understanding of the theoretical component.
6 hours Face to Face
3 Hours via Webinar (ZOOM)
Number of Attendees:
Attendees maximum 15
This training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK or via Webinar
Level 3 Accredited certificate from Endeavour Care Training through Advantage Accreditation
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In a service that provides care will ensure they are ultimately 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.
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.