The skills you and your team need to safely manage medicines for the pupils in your care
Looking after the medical needs of your pupils is not always straightforward. Parents bring in a variety of medication for their children, and you need to make sure your staff know how to store, handle and administer it in a safe and appropriate way.
Our course helps you to review and update your policies in line with current legal requirements. It helps to make sure that your storage, record keeping and medicines management practices are working for you, and develops your understand of the underlying conditions and medicines that you may be asked to administer.
You'll benefit from this course if you or your team are responsible for:
You'll receive an overview of guidance published by DFES/DOH and the responsibilities of governing bodies
You'll gain an insight into the four most relevant medical conditions and their medications
You'll get assistance with the practicalities of storing, record keeping and administering medicines
This course is NOT a substitute for one-to-one training in how to give medication according to the child’s individual health care plan.
You'll receive an overview of the Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions guidance published by DFES/DOH. This was released in September 2014, and updated in December 2015. It replaces the Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings guidance 2005, which described the standards for medicines management in schools and early years settings.
You'll also learn about the legal responsibilities that governing bodies have towards children with medical conditions at school. This includes the legal responsibilities for those administering medicines to children under 16 and an awareness of how these medications are administered.
In addition you'll find out about the four most common medical conditions that children may have:
and the medication that the children may take to control them.
Finally, you'll get to recap the appropriate first aid treatments that you can employ in the event of an emergency.
Please note that pupils will have an individual health care plan with specific instructions on how to administer buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam. Staff members will need to have pupil-specific training on how to give these drugs.
Attendees will learn skills in the following areas:
We are specialists in first aid training and related healthcare courses. We don't do anything else. Our trainers are experts who've been training organisations like yours for years. Most have front-line experience using their skills in Medical, Emergency Services or Military environments.
We work hard to make your compliance easy. With regulated courses, reminders, first aider reports and training advice, we help to cut the time you spend administering your first aid.
And because we're not the household name you think of when you're looking for first aid, we make sure that you get the best value training that we can give you.
We're specialists - first aid & related training is all we do. So you get the very best learning experience
We'll remind you when your next training is due. Want a report on your existing first aiders? Just ask!
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Very worthwhile course for my position in school - Welfare & First Aid Officer.
Found out lots of useful information
Very informative course - would highly recommend
Extremely useful - has brought about many questions to research about current school practices
Very informative course. Good examples & practical ideas.
Excellent overview of conditions, treatments & medicines
Brilliant - especially breathing through a straw to understand Asthma sufferers
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