Medication training for carers, support workers, nurses and schools: accredited, competence-based and shown to reduce medication errors
Prescription Training provides medication training for care workers, support workers, nurses and schools. Our medication training is competence-based, accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and has been shown to reduce medication errors by 30%. We teach both the theory and practical skills needed to safely handle, administer and manage medication.
We assess staff competence on the workshops, which have a pass mark staff must achieve. After the workshops, we send managers a learner report detailing how staff performed. We use a follow up online competence assessment, the Virtual Medicines Round, (VMR) for any staff who fail. This can also be purchased as a standalone product. We also offer accredited distance learning in the safe handling of medicines.
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Reduce medication errors with our training
Our PCMA® medication training workshops for carers and nurses (Practical Competencies in Medicines Administration) have been shown to reduce medication errors by 30% (in a cost benefit analysis by Hampshire County Council in 2015). Both our PCMA® workshops and distance learning are accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
Our approach is different
We believe there is too much ‘tick box training’ in the care sector, something that places your organisation at risk of medication errors and poor CQC reports. Our different training formats can be purchased individually or added together to provide a comprehensive medicines training solution ensuring the safe handling of medicines. We have a team of experienced pharmacists and nurses across the UK. We provide training to 14 local authorities and many independent care service providers, both large and small.
We are experts in one area – medication training
We’re different because we only offer medication training. It allows us to be experts in this one area – it’s our focus, and our passion, our drive. All too often, giving “Medicines from memory” leads to medication errors (CHUMS Study. Barber N et al. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 2009). Don’t let this happen to your staff, don’t be satisfied with a ‘tick-box’ approach to medication training, ultimately the risks are too high.