Minimising the Risk of Harm from Medicines Overdose

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Course Description

This course is aimed at those who prescribe, administer or dispense medication in a primary or secondary care setting, however it may also be used for patients who self-administer their own medication.

Why take this course?
It is crucial when you are prescribing, dispensing or administering medicine that you take all necessary steps to avoid the risk of overdose. This Minimising the Risk of Harm from Medicines Overdos course will raise awareness of the different types of medicine overdose there are and will stress the importance of the steps you may take to avoid these risks, and how you must deal with the event of an overdose.

The training material in this course will help learners identify overdose, spot what has been taken, how long ago it was taken and what changes there may have been in the patient. Upon completion, learners will understand how common errors may occur, and how to best avoid these risks.

E-learning content

  • Definition and Statistics
  • How do errors occur?
  • Skill, rule and knowledge-based actions
  • Prescribing errors – How to avoid
  • Look Alike Sound Alike (LASAs) and abbreviations
  • Dispensing errors and safer practises
  • Substance misusers
  • Safer dispenser practise

Training outcomes
Having completed this module, learners will:

  • Develop an understanding of the risks of overdose
  • Be aware of key safeguards for avoiding overdose
  • Understand the importance and the appropriate means of reporting incidents

The content of this course is certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Approximately 1 – 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target audience
This online training course is designed for professionals who dispense, administer or prescribe medication to patients in primary and secondary care, or for individuals who may self-administer their own medication.

Test and certificate
The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

£25.00 + VAT

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