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Certificate in Medicines Management for Ambulance Trusts

Course Details
Online Course Cost
£200 (Exc VAT)
Workshop Course Cost
£3000 + £200 per trainee (Exc VAT)
Course Category
2 day workshop or 10 online learning hours
Accredited by
The content of this course is accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

As the role of paramedics, doctors and nurses working in the ambulance service has moved into more specialised areas, a workforce of medicines support staff has evolved to ensure the growing list of drugs used by trusts are efficiently obtained, distributed and supplied. Historically training for such roles has been provided ad hoc, sometimes learning ‘hands on’ but often without a sound knowledge of the legal implications of such work.

The Certificate in Medicines Management for Ambulance Trust is the first course of its kind in the UK. It provides you with an understanding of what medicines are, what governs their use and your own legal responsibilities when dealing with drugs.

How will this course benefit me?

This course helps you to understand how the laws relating to the procurement, supply and management of medicines apply to you and your workplace. On completion, you will understand which medicines are used in ambulance trusts, how they should be handled and how to assess existing practice, thereby preparing more fully for future inspections.

How is the course delivered?

The course consists of five modules which can be delivered as a two-day workshop with a dedicated Buttercups trainer, or as a series of online e-learning modules. Each module includes a range of learning activities and is accompanied by multiple-choice questions (completed through the Buttercups Testzone for the online course).

Course Content

What ‘medicines management’ is and what it means when using drugs in the ambulance service

What laws regulate medicines and how these apply to the workplace and the individual

What controlled drugs are and how they must be managed by law

Identifying ‘best practice’ wherever medicines are handled

Error reporting, essential tasks and assessments required to optimise the safe use of medicines