Addiction – Understanding Misuse of Prescription and OTC Drugs
This course will give participants with an understanding of how prescription and over the counter medicines are misused. It will provide an overview of the types of medicines as well as information on the prevalence, effects, risks to the user, harm reduction methods and services available. It is relevant to anyone who works/volunteers with those with addiction issues, with young people and also may be of interest to parents
Accrediting Body: Eligible for the Training for the Domiciliary Care /Supported Living Workforce Project administered by NISCC
Tutor's organisation: Ascert
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This workshop is for those who have responsibility for administering medication in acute, residential or home settings. It will explore the over arching policies and supporting legal documents which safeguard the patient and professional. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and learn from situations where there was poor medicine management.
The workshop will highlight the five rights of medicine management and basic drug calculations.
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