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Medicines optimisation in care homes

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Module overview

This CPD module is about medicines optimisation in care homes. It covers the use of medicines in care homes and what steps pharmacists can take to help care home residents optimise the usage of medication.

Record your learning from this module and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end

 

Goal

To provide an update on medicines optimisation issues in care homes.

Objectives

After studying this module you should be able to:

  • Produce an action plan to improve medicines optimisation for patients in care homes
  • Explain how MURs and the NMS can help care home residents
  • Identify key health and social care practitioners locally who are also involved in care homes.

Contributing author:

Lelly Oboh FRPharmS, consultant pharmacist, care of older people.

 

How to use this module

You can test your existing understanding of this topic by completing the initial pre-test. Then work through the module before taking the post-test to see if your knowledge has improved.

Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year as stipulated by the GPhC.

 

Working in association with the RPS Faculty

Pharmacy Magazine’s CPD modules are an important part of advancing your professional development, providing you with essential knowledge and skills. They can be considered alongside other activities for inclusion in your RPS Faculty portfolio.

The RPS Faculty is a professional recognition programme for all pharmacists in all sectors at all stages of their career and involves assessment of a practice-based portfolio that recognises your professional development. This allows you to demonstrate to others your level of attainment and stage of advanced practice. It also helps you identify what you need to know at different stages of your career.

Start your Faculty journey by accessing the portfolio and tools at www.rpharms.com/Faculty.

 

Download

Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.



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