Care Homes

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Overview
This e-learning programme will provide the background knowledge to support people in care homes

The programme is split into three modules:

  • Understanding health and social care structures
  • Providing and managing medicines in care homes
  • Optimising the sue of medicines in care homes

Learning objectives
On completion of all aspects of this programme you should be able to:

  • Outline the legal issues, regulations and guidance relevant to medicines management in care homes
  • Describe the different care home settings and the responsibilities of the pharmacy team
  • Describe good practice for ordering, prescribing, dispensing and supplying medicines to care homes
  • Describe good practice for administration of medicines to acre home residents
  • Understand the role of the pharmacy team in reducing waste in care homes
  • Understand how to use audit, medicines reviews to optimise medicine use and address polypharmacy within care homes
  • Describe some common issues encountered by elderly care home residents and how to manage these issues

This course should take you no longer than 6 hours to complete.

 

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