Hibernian Healthcare Administration of Medicines Training
The training course has launched and bookings are available at the following link
Current Training Dates
We are pleased to announce a number of dates for:
Medicines Administration (Parenteral) – full day face to face (incl CPR)
Medicines Administration Techniques – refresher 2.5 hours (awaiting PCRS confirmation re inclusion in Pharmacy Training Grant scheme) This is to be confirmed.
4th December 2017 – Red Cow Hotel, Dublin – Places Available
*venue subject to change
Places are filling rapidly. Should there be sufficient demand, more course may be added.
Hibernian Healthcare is delighted to offer the Administration of Medicines training programme to pharmacists for 2017.
The techniques covered in this highly practical full day session include:
Injecting with a pre-filled device
Drawing up from an ampule
Reconstituting medication and drawing up from a vial
Different injection sites – deltoid, abdomen, vastus lateralis
Learning these new techniques will equip you to administer the proposed new vaccines but also to “future proof” your skills in the wider area of medicines administration.
This year, we will be offering a very flexible blended CPR programme. This will allow you to complete an online CPR module via the American Heart Association, attend the full day Administration of Medicines programme and then complete a one hour skills session and sign off. If you wish to provide an emergency medicines service for adults and children, you will need to complete CPR training again this year to cover infant and child CPR.
Training Requirements For 2017
PSI have released the training requirements for the current season. There is a welcome move to pharmacists being empowered to self-assess their face to face training needs once they have completed the Medicines Administration (Parenteral) programme.
Pharmacists who completed Medicines Administration (Parenteral) training should self-assess their competence in the various skills covered at the face to face training. They can choose to re- attend the Medicines Administration course or we are offering a 2.5 hour skills session which will refresh all of the core skills covered in the full day course.
Pharmacists who completed Medicines Administration (Parenteral) training must repeat the full day course if they wish to administer a vaccine or emergency medicine via a route, i.e. intramuscular or subcutaneous through which they have:
not previously administered, or
not practised in the previous twelve months, or
not been trained in the previous twelve month
Pharmacists who have provided influenza vaccination for two of the last four years, but have not attended Medicines Administration (Parenteral) training, can continue to administer only Influenza vaccine providing they maintain their CPR in date and complete the relevant online modules via IIOP.
There is an ongoing CPR requirement (biannual) and a range of specific online modules which are certified for 2 years (Influenza is annual).
The PSI have issued the following training needs table to help you determine which courses you need to complete to provide your chosen vaccine and/or emergency medicines services.
Further information on required training courses is available on the PSI website