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High-Risk Medicines Safety Training for Pharmacy

By November 25, 2019 No Comments

Mediapharm’s High-Risk Medicines Safety Training for Pharmacy

Mediapharm’s High-Risk Medicines Safety Training for Pharmacy course is designed to help you recognise the risks associated with certain medicines so that you can give your patients safe and effective care that they can trust. This course takes around 1 hour to complete and is available on our training platform.

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Why High-Risk Medicine Safety Training?

The bulk of pharmacy services involve the supply of prescriptions and Over The Counter (OTC) medicines. Errors in the supply of these medicines can have a huge impact on patient safety.

According to a 2018 Government report, 237 million medication errors occur in England each year as a result of working practices around prescribing, transition (between care settings), dispensing, administration and monitoring. A quarter of these led to harm and sometimes death.

Pharmacy has a key role to play in helping reduce medication errors, in particular around high-risk medicines. Managing high-risk medicines is part of a greater patient safety agenda and forms part of Clinical Governance and contract monitoring.

High-Risk Medicines Safety Training for Pharmacy

This course aims to help the Pharmacy Team recognise high-risk medicines and understand ways to minimise risks to patients.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify high-risk medicines
  • Understand why these medicines are considered ‘high risk’
  • Understand the patient groups that may be at risk
  • Identify services that can be provided to help people taking high-risk medicines
  • Minimise the dangers of high-risk medicines

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all members of the pharmacy team.

Course duration

This course will take you approximately 1 hour to complete. Videos and external resources are additional and optional but have been included to accommodate different learning styles and to help enhance the learning.

Why is this course important?

High-risk medicines can cause adverse reactions and can jeopardise patient safety. This course will help you to recognise the risks associated with high-risk medicines so that you can give your patients safe and effective care that they can trust.

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Mediapharm‘s High-Risk Medicines Safety Training for Pharmacy course has everything you and your team need to be alert to the risks and improving patient safety.

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