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Carers medication awareness including buccal training

14/09/2022
From: 09:30
To: 12:30
Venue: Shaw Trust Centre
Address: D,Arcy Business Centre, Llandarcy, Neath SA10 6EJ

Price: £40.00

Remaining Spaces: 15

Description:

DNS are providing an opportunity for you to do training in medication awareness, epilepsy and buccal. Completing this training will ensure that you have achieved the necessary training to work in a wider variety of supported living placements.

Around one in every four people with epilepsy has learning disabilities. Around half of all people with learning disabilities has epilepsy.

In some people, epilepsy and learning disabilities can both be part of a syndrome.

With more and more companies requesting staff with training in medication, epilepsy and buccal, it would be your clear advantage to have you attend.

Once you have registered for the course, just complete the online epilepsy training before attending which will be send to you by DNS or you can access this via your DNS mobile app.  This will ensure that you get the maximum benefit out of the course on the day.

ALL COURSES NEED TO BE PAID PRIOR TO THE COURSE DATE.

PAYMENT CAN EITHER BE MADE BY CASH OR CHEQUE AND MADE PAYABLE TO DIRECT NURSING SERVICES LTD.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES REGARDING PAYMENTS, PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE ON 01792 512222.

Medication

This medication awareness course is designed for new members or as a refresher to all HCSW. Training focuses on the importance of recording and reporting the administration of medicines and covers other ways in which the risk of errors can be reduced. Delegates will learn about different types of medication and how they are administered and disposed of correctly. This course ensures that delegates are fully prepared with regards to theory and be able to complete a medication booklet through working alongside competent medication Trained staff in homes that they work in, when doing any training in homes with regards to booklet, staff need to ensure that they are signed off by the Manager or Senior that is shadowing your training.

Outline of Programme:

Medication training covers:

  • Understanding the rules around how you manage medicines
  • Legislation in the UK
  • Confidentiality
  • What does the term ‘best practice’ mean?
  • Care planning & consent in people
  • What types of support can be provided with medication
  • Safe storage of medication
  • Medicines trolley
  • Items that should be stored in a fridge
  • Disposing of medication
  • Administering Medication
  • When people decline their medication
  • Covert administration
  • Controlled drugs

Buccal Training covers:

  •  To Develop an understanding of Buccal Midazolam
  • What Buccal Midazolam is and how it works
  • When Buccal Midazolam is used in epilepsy
  • The emergency action plan for epilepsy
  • Demonstrate and describe the correct procedure for the safe and effective administration of Buccal Midazolam
  • To recognise potential difficulties

Prior to attendance of training day, topic that will be covered,

Epilepsy contents:

  •  • What is epilepsy?
  • • Causes
  • • New-borns & epilepsy
  • • Children & epilepsy
  • • Pregnancy & periods
  • • The elderly & epilepsy
  • • Types of epilepsy
  • • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • • Reflex Epilepsy
  • • Photosensitivity
  • • Benign Rolandic Epilepsy
  • • Lennox Gestaut Syndrome Epilepsy
  • • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Epilepsy
  • • Rasmussen’s Encephalitis Epilepsy
  • • Seizures
  • • Partial seizures
  • • Simple partial seizures
  • • Complex partial seizures
  • • Generalised seizures
  • • Tonic-clonic/grand mal seizures
  •  • During a seizure
  • • After a seizure
  • • Calling an ambulance
  • • Conditions that look like epilepsy
  • • Diagnosis
  • • Treatment
  • • Medication & side effects
  • • Avoiding triggers
  • • Long-term effects
  • • Recovery

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