Medicines use in care homes: Course 1


Must pass final exam with a score of over 80%

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This e-learning package will support care home staff involved in any aspect of medicines use. 

This is the first of several e-learning packages for care home staff and students should have undertaken basic administration of medicines competency training as appropriate to their care setting prior to taking this course.

It will cover: 

  • The role of CQC and the NICE Guideline and Quality Standards
  • The management of medicines in care homes 
  • Management of self-medicating residents
  • Administration of inhalers
  • Administration of eye drops 
  • Administration of transdermal patches
  • Administration of topical creams
  • Administration of 'when required' medicines


Sue Smith

Sue Smith is the Head of Education at PrescQIPP.

Sue joined PrescQIPP in 2016 having been Head of Medicines Management for the Northamptonshire CCGs and previous PCT for 9 years. She is also a NICE Medicines and Prescribing Associate and was an accredited therapeutics trainer for the former National Prescribing Centre.

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