Free Medication Training
We provide our customers with an unrivalled on-going medication training package.
Chemistree understands that care homes have an on-going need for new and/ or existing staff involved directly or indirectly with the administration of medication to be trained. With CQC and previously CSCi advocating the use of an `accredited training`. Chemistree has put a lot of resources behind supporting care homes to address this area.
As an early demonstration of our commitment to a new care home who decides to use Chemistree, we provide a training session within the home to care staff, shortly before they commense our services.
This introduction training session will cover the following areas and take up to 2 hours to cover;
- Introduction to Chemistree
- The Chemistree Care Home Service
- Introduction to Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS)
- Prescription Legality
- Medication Ordering
- Quality Assurance Steps
- Booking In Medication
- Administering Medication
- Documenting on the MAR Charts
- Refusal of Medication
- Destruction of Medication
- Covert Administration
- Homely Remedies
- Self Administration
- Risk Assessment
We Support care homes with more detailed medication training every month at each of our MDS Depots around the country.
Chemistree’s team of highly trained and experienced Pharmacists carry out a detailed and structured training programme.
Session 1 covers the different classifications of medication, different forms of administration, different routes of administration, how drugs are absorbed and work in the body, what happens if you do not take the medication correctly, what the options are if one form of administration does not work (e.g. swallowing disorders), how tablets are made, the differences between branded and generic medication.
Session 2 concentrates more on Medication Management within the care home, looking at storage, handling, administration and disposal.
Key areas are the requirements for correct use of MAR charts, recording positive /negative administration, booking in accurately, recording the disposal of medication accurately, monitoring room and fridge temperature accurately, and knowing what actions to take in the event of a fridge failure.
Each session will take approximatly 4 hours.