Pharmacy training packs launched


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Moss Pharmacy has launched a series of medicines management training packs for pharmacists working in care homes. Moss says the pack will allow pharmacists working in care homes to help train carers in medicine-related issues, as it is often the case that unqualified staff are involved in the administration of medicines. The pharmacist¹s pack includes overheads to use as part of an interactive, work-shop style presentation to other carers. There are several training topics including general medicines management, diabetes, asthma, pain control, Alzheimer¹s disease, Parkinson¹s disease, wound management, coronary heart disease and indigestion. On completion of the training, carers receive a certificate of attendance. Professional services executive Elaine Hartley said the packs had so far proved to be very successful. “A study carried out to look at their effectiveness showed that there is a real need for carers in residential homes to be trained in medicines management issues,” Ms Hartley said. “An 18% incr





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