Diabetes Training Programme

Location: 
Online training course
Event type: 
Online Course
Cost: 
Free

This online course aims to build on your existing theoretical and practical knowledge of diabetes in the context of pharmacy in Ireland.

It should take approximately 10 hours to complete; however this does not have to take place over one sitting.  

Aim

To provide health professionals with the knowledge to deliver evidence-based care to patients with diabetes.

Having completed this course you should be able to:

  • identify risk factors associated with developing diabetes
  • distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • describe evidence-based practice in managing patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • recognise the various parameters that are used to judge metabolic control
  • make recommendations to prevent the complications of diabetes or manage them should they occur and educate patients in relation to this
  • provide guidance on monitoring diabetes in special cases, such as pregnancy
  • provide accurate, quality and safe information to patients and healthcare professionals regarding pharmacological management of diabetes
  • encourage and facilitate patient adherence to medicines.

Cardiovascular Risk training programme

Location: 
Online training course
Event type: 
Online Course
Cost: 
Free

This online course aims to build on your existing theoretical and practical knowledge of cardiovascular risk in the context of pharmacy in Ireland.

It should take approximately 6 hours to complete; however this does not have to take place over one sitting.  

 

Aim

To promote effective management of hypertension and dyslipidaemia thereby assisting patients to reduce their risk of CVD.

Following completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • define CVD, disease burden and public health policy in Ireland
  • promote role of pharmacists in identifying and assessing CV risk factors
  • use evidence-based guidelines and resources to conduct medication reviews and optimise treatment of hypertension and dyslipidaemia
  • educate patients about CVD prevention, self-management and lifestyle strategies
  • provide accurate and safe information to patients and HCPs on the drug management of CV risk factors
  • encourage and facilitate patient adherence to medicines
  • prevent/resolve problems that patients experience with medicines
  • identify the need for, plan and implement new services relating to CVD prevention with a focus on optimising disease management.

Biosimilars: Supporting Your Patients (2020)

Location: 
Online Training Programme
Event type: 
Online Course
Cost: 
Free

This course looks at biological medicines and biosimilars. Compared to conventional small molecule drugs, biological medicines are larger and more complex molecules. While there are many types of biological medicines, the majority are therapeutic proteins, and these are the focus of this course.

The programme should take approximately 2 hours to complete.

The learning objective it met through achievement of the learning outcomes below.

At the end of this module, pharmacists will be able to;

  • Understand how biological medicines are developed and approved by regulatory agencies
  • Describe the legal and regulatory considerations important to clinical practice
  • Define biosimilars
  • Understand the safety considerations if switching brands of a biological medicine
  • Discuss the importance of education for healthcare professionals and patients

The course is laid out in six lessons followed by case-based scenarios.

Lesson 1: Biological Medicines – an Introduction

  • Understand why biological medicines are important for you and your patient
  • Outline the history of the development of biological medicines
  • Understand the key differences between small molecule medicines and biological medicines

Lesson 2: Development of Biological Medicines

  • Understand that the living organisms used to produce a biological medicine are naturally variable
  • Understand how the product is defined by the manufacturing process for biological medicines
  • Outline the scientific principles used to ensure that quality, safety and efficacy is consistently maintained
  • Discuss the concept of immunogenicity and its importance

Lesson 3: Biosimilars

  • Define a biosimilar
  • Outline key differences between biosimilar and novel biological medicine regulatory pathways
  • Understand how scientific principles used to ensure batch to batch similarity for the reference medicine are used to confirm biosimilarity
  • Potential advantages biosimilars bring for the patient

Lesson 4: Interchangeability

  • Define interchangeability, switching and automatic substitution
  • Outline current regulations and legislation in Ireland
  • Knowledge of recommendations relating to switching in the Irish health service
  • Knowledge of the management of biological medicines on the High Tech Hub

Lesson 5: Pharmacovigilance

  • Understand that the safety considerations for a biosimilar and its reference medicine are the same
  • Understand all newly approved biological medicines are “black triangle”
  • Understand that traceability is essential for pharmacovigilance of biological medicines

Lesson 6: Education

  • On successful completion of this section, you will be able to discuss the importance of education and the role of pharmacists

Lesson 7: Case-based Scenarios

 

Return to Practice Resource

Location: 
Online training course
Event type: 
Online Course
Cost: 
Free

This online course is to support pharmacists returning to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aim

To support pharmacists returning to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Responding to an Emergency Situation Including the Management of Anaphylaxis Training Course

Location: 
Online Training Course
Event type: 
Vaccination Training
Cost: 
Free

This online course is divided into two distinct sections Responding to an Emergency Situation and the Management of Anaphylaxis. 

This course is a 4 hour self-directed fully online training programme.

In advance of administering vaccinations and emergency medicines, pharmacists should review the PSI training requirements to ensure they have completed all the required training programmes. The PSI training requirements can be viewed here: PSI website

You must be logged in to book a place on this course.

On successful completion of this programme participants should be able to:

  • Respond to, and prepare for, an emergency in the pharmacy setting
  • Perform relevant diagnoses on patients in order to administer the correct medicine in an emergency situation
  • Treat a patient (post drug administration) who is suffering from an adverse reaction or delayed adverse reactions
  • Diagnose and treat anaphylaxis in both adults and children
  • Supply and administer adrenaline to both adults and children in emergency situations

Anticoagulation Training Programme

Location: 
Textile House, 5 Johnson Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
Event type: 
Online Course
Cost: 
Free

This online course aims to equip pharmacists with the knowledge to deliver a safe and supportive service to patients prescribed anticoagulants. It should take approximately 6 hours to complete; however this does not have to take place over one sitting.  

You must be logged in to book a place on this course.

On successful completion of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Describe the coagulation cascade
  • Describe the currently available anticoagulants and their indications for use
  • Describe the role of anticoagulants in preventing stroke and the current available data on underutilisation
  • Describe the role of regular INR monitoring including:
    • what is meant by INR, why and how it is used to manage patients on warfarin
    • how often patients should be monitored
    • how INR is recorded and communicated to patients
    • the key factors influencing INR
  • Describe and implement the pharmacist’s responsibilities in relation to the dispensing, therapeutic review and safe and rational use of anticoagulants
  • Identify and utilise relevant evidence-based guidelines and sources of information on the use of anticoagulants
  • Provide accurate, quality and safe information to patients and healthcare professionals regarding the safe and appropriate use of anticoagulants
  • Identify, prevent, minimise, resolve and follow-up medication safety issues associated with anticoagulants
  • Educate patients regarding the safe and appropriate use of anticoagulants to optimise their care
  • Encourage and facilitate patient adherence to medicines
  • Describe the services provided by anticoagulation clinics and how this relates to the delivery of pharmaceutical care
  • Have an awareness of the options available for the management of bleeding in patients on anticoagulation
  • Describe specific actions which can be implemented into practice to enhance the pharmaceutical care of patients using anticoagulants
  • Identify their additional individual learning needs

Oral Anticancer Medicines

Location: 
Online training course
Event type: 
Online Course
Cost: 
Free

The Oral Anticancer Medicines Training Programme is a self-directed online training programme which contains four modules, each of which will take approximately 30 - 45 minutes to complete. The programme was developed for the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP) by Hibernian Healthcare. The clinical aspects addressed in this programme specification are intended to refresh and build on the existing knowledge-base and expertise of pharmacists with respect to Oral Anticancer Medicines (OAM). Specifically the aim of the training is to enable pharmacists to competently and safely dispense Oral Anticancer Medicines and counsel patients in a consistent, safe and effective manner. The training programme will support safe administration, safe handling, and the identification and management of side effects pertaining to Oral Anticancer Medicines.

  1. Understanding Cancer in Ireland

This module focuses on some background information on cancer suitable for healthcare professionals working in a primary care setting. At the end of this module, pharmacists will be able to;

    • Describe cancer including causes, prevention and incidence in Ireland
    • Outline the roles and implications of national advisory bodies in the prevention, early detection, treatment and management of cancer e.g. NCCP, ICPN, NCPE, Healthy Ireland
    • Identify sources of guidance for obtaining information on specific treatments and side effects.
    • Describe pathways for referral of patients from primary to secondary care
    • Identify education and patient information leaflets patients and carers should receive from their treating hospital/ other sources
  1. Cancer Treatment Options

This module highlights the different treatment modalities available for cancer but focuses on the use of OAM. At the end of this module, pharmacists will be able to;

  • Describe the use of systemic therapy (including chemotherapy / immunotherapy / hormonal therapy / monoclonal antibodies etc.), radiotherapy, surgical oncology and supportive care to achieve treatment goals.
  • Differentiate between curative, adjuvant, neo-adjuvant and palliative treatment goals, when these each apply and the clinical implications of same
  • Describe classification of OAM and hormonal agents
  • Discuss common OAM regimens used and awareness of national NCCP chemotherapy regimens
  • Identify sources of further guidance for obtaining information on specific treatments and side effects
  1. OAM Prescribing and Dispensing

This module focuses on the aspects involved in the prescribing and safe dispensing of OAM. At the end of this module, pharmacists will be able to;

  • Accurately verify OAM prescriptions within scope of practice
      • Use of national NCCP chemotherapy regimens and other reference sources
  • Perform pharmaceutical dosing calculations accurately, e.g.
  • Weight or Body Surface Area calculations
    • Demonstrate awareness of dose banding, capping and rounding
    • Demonstrate basic understanding of occupational hazards of exposure to;
      •  Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy drugs including oral anti-cancer medicines (OAM)
      • Waste
        • including basic safe handling procedures i.e. disposal of chemotherapeutic waste

Explain the processes for acquisition, storage and supply of Oral Anti-Cancer Medicines

 

  1. OAM - Patient Counselling including Toxicity

This module focuses on some key points in relation to patient counselling for patients on OAM. At the end of this module, pharmacists will be able to;

    • Identify ways to support patient adherence to OAM regimens
      • Include importance of adhering to dosing schedule
    • Describe issues surrounding adverse events and toxicity management in relation to OAM
  • Identify symptoms and management of toxicity
      • Awareness of the requirement for monitoring blood counts with some OAM  (at hospital level)
      • Dose reductions in renal and hepatic impairment
      • Knowledge on  identification, monitoring and appropriate reporting of adverse drug events
  • Recognise the clinical significance of drug-drug and drug-food interactions with OAM and drugs used to prevent and alleviate symptoms
    • Outline the effectiveness, safety and potential for interactions of OAM with complementary and alternative medicines
    • Identify sources of further guidance for obtaining information on specific treatments and side effects
Sample CKR

Practice Review - Sample Clinical Knowledge Review (CKR)

Location: 
Online Training Course
Event type: 
Online Course
Cost: 
Free

This sample Clinical Knowledge Review (CKR) forms a part of the suite of Practice Review support resources. It will enable you to practice examples of the types of MCQs that may be encountered during the CKR component of Practice Review. It also provides you with an opportunity to gain familiarity with the computer based format and to practice answering MCQs within the allotted time. 

 

MCQ - Multiple Choice Question

The Diagnosis and Treatment of an Acute Asthma Attack and the Supply and Administration of Salbutamol Training Programme

Location: 
Online training course
Event type: 
Online Course
Cost: 
Free

The Diagnosis and Treatment of an Acute Asthma Attack and the Supply and Administration of Salbutamol Training Programme is a self-directed online training programme which will take approximately 2 hours to complete. The programme was developed for the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP) by Hibernian Healthcare. The principal aims of this training programme are to enable pharmacists to competently and safely provide an emergency salbutamol service for the treatment of severe asthma in the pharmacy setting.

    This training programme must be completed if you wish to offer a salbutamol emergency medicine service to your patients. You will also need to complete the Responding to an Emergency Service and the Management of Anaphylaxis and keep your CPR training up to date.

    Learning Objectives 

    • Diagnose and treat an acute asthma attack
    • Refresh knowledge on the properties and usage of salbutamol.
    • Supply and administer salbutamol in emergency situations
    • Manage possible side effects or adverse events resulting from administration of salbutamol
    • Store salbutamol in line with the SmPC
    • Make appropriate records following supply and administration of salbutamol in an emergency

    Diagnosis and Treatment of a Severe Angina Attack and the Supply and Administration of Glyceryl Trinitrate Training Course

    Location: 
    Online Training Programme
    Event type: 
    Online Course
    Cost: 
    Free

    Diagnosis and Treatment of a Severe Angina Attack and the Supply and Administration of Glyceryl Trinitrate Training Programme

    This programme is a fully online and self-directed training programme, designed and delivered by NICPLD. The programme aims to help you acquire new knowledge and provide you with opportunities to develop skills in reviewing the literature on clinical studies.  It also aims to assist you in interpreting the clinical evidence presented and derive your own conclusions based on this evidence.

    As the programme is online and self-directed, it is designed to be interactive and may take approximately two hours to complete. Participants will engage in self-assessment, case study scenarios and learning assessment activities while working through the various elements in the programme. The design allows you to work through the various sections in your own time and you do not have to complete the online programme in one sitting.

    In advance of administering vaccinations and emergency medicines, pharmacists should review the PSI training requirements to ensure they have completed all the required training programmes. The PSI training requirements can be viewed here: PSI website

    You must be logged in to book a place on this programme. 

    The aim of this training is to enable pharmacists to:

    • Diagnose and treat a severe angina attack
    • Refresh their knowledge on the properties and usage of glyceryl trinitrate
    • Supply and administer glyceryl trinitrate in emergency situations in line with S.I. No. 449/2015
    • Identify exclusion criteria and precautions associated with glyceryl trinitrate use
    • Manage possible side effects or adverse events resulting from administration of glyceryl trinitrate
    • Store glyceryl trinitrate in line with the SmPC
    • Make appropriate records following supply and administration of glyceryl trinitrate in an emergency

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypoglycaemia and the Supply and Administration of Glucagon

    Location: 
    Online Training Programme
    Event type: 
    Online Course
    Cost: 
    Free

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypoglycaemia and the Supply and Administration of Glucagon Training Programme

    This programme is a fully online and self-directed training programme, designed and delivered by NICPLD. The programme aims to help you acquire new knowledge and provide you with opportunities to develop skills in reviewing the literature on clinical studies.  It also aims to assist you in interpreting the clinical evidence presented and derive your own conclusions based on this evidence.

    As the programme is online and self-directed, it is designed to be interactive and may take approximately two hours to complete. Participants will engage in self-assessment, case study scenarios and learning assessment activities while working through the various elements in the programme. The design allows you to work through the various sections in your own time and you do not have to complete the online programme in one sitting.

    In advance of administering vaccinations and emergency medicines, pharmacists should review the PSI training requirements to ensure they have completed all the required training programmes. The PSI training requirements can be viewed here: PSI website

    You must be logged in to book a place on this programme. 

    The aim of this training is to enable pharmacists to:

    • Diagnose and treat hypoglycaemia
    • Refresh their knowledge on the properties and usage of glucagon
    • Supply and administer glucagon in emergency situations in line with SI 449 of 2015
    • Manage possible side effects or adverse events resulting from administration of glucagon
    • Store glucagon in line with the SmPC
    • Make appropriate records following supply and administration of glucagon in an emergency
    • To provide pharmacists with the knowledge to provide emergency care to patients with diabetes
    Online Training Programme

    Delivery of Pharmacy Services in Residential Care

    Location: 
    Online Training Programme
    Event type: 
    Online Course
    Cost: 
    Free

    This self-directed online training programme aims to provide pharmacists with the information they require to provide pharmacy services to residents in care settings. Through the learning on this programme, pharmacists will become familiar with their regulatory requirements when providing services to residential care facilities along with the practical aspects of providing the service. The programme should take approximately two hours to complete.

     

    The learning objective it met through achievement of the learning outcomes below.

    At the end of this module, pharmacists will be able to;

    • Describe the different types of residential care
    • Describe the legislation and regulation governing residential care home services
    • Identify staff training requirements for different residential care homes and how the pharmacist could be involved in addressing them
    • List the minimum Standard Operating Procedures that would be required for the delivery of pharmacy services to residential care
    • Identify the different patient/resident groups within residential care homes
    • Determine the different challenges in providing pharmacy services to different population groups
    • Recognise the human rights issues that need to be considered when providing care to individual patients in a residential care home
    • Describe an MPAR (Medicines Prescriptions and Administration Record)
    • Identify areas where the pharmacist can assist homes to manage medicines.
    • Identify the 10 rights of medicines administration
    • Understand the common issues with specific medications
    • Identify practical problems that may arise with medicine management within a residential care home
    • Identify the challenges of going beyond the supply of medications to ensuring safe administration of medicines
    • Describe a Medication Reconciliation and Medication Review
    • Understand the importance of error reporting and management

    The programme contains three modules of learning content;

    • Residents and settings
    • Medicines Management
    • Operation’s and Inter-professional Collaboration

    With a fourth module containing practice scenarios to allow pharmacists to consider their learning in a practical way.

    Management of Benzodiazepines and Z-drugs Training Programme (2020)

    Location: 
    Online Training Course
    Event type: 
    Online Course
    Cost: 
    Free

    The learning objective of this self-directed, online programme is to educate healthcare professionals on the legislation pertaining to benzodiazepines and the implications that has on the management of benzodiazepines in practice.

    Course content will include examination of national guidelines relating to the management of benzodiazepines in clinical practice, details of the legislative requirements and the implications of this on practice, an investigation of the current issues that pertain to benzodiazepines, and possible strategies that could be employed in a collaborative approach to address these. The training programme will include interactive learning opportunities that incorporate examples and scenarios from primary practice.

    The programme is a self-directed fully online training programme which may take approximately two hours to complete.

    The training programme is designed to ensure achievement of the learning outcomes which are as follows:

    a) Identify the general factors that must be considered in the management of benzodiazepines and z-drugs in the primary care setting; 


    b) Understand the implications of the introduction of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017 on the prescribing and dispensing of benzodiazepines and z-drugs; 


    c) Articulate the specific factors that should be addressed by Practitioners in the prescribing, supply and ongoing review of patients who are taking benzodiazepines and z-drugs; 


    d) Identify the potential risks associated with benzodiazepines and z-drugs in the primary care setting and strategies to mitigate these; 


    e) Describe strategies that could be employed in a collaborative approach to patient care in the management of benzodiazepines and z-drugs.

    Consultation Skills in Pharmacy Practice (2020)

    Location: 
    Online training course
    Event type: 
    Online Course
    Cost: 
    Free

    This programme is a self-directed fully online training programme which may take approximately 4-6 hours to complete. The programme was developed for the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP) by the Irish Academy of Continuing Medical Education (iaCME Ltd.) and 4Front Pharmacy Solutions Ltd. 

    The PSI’s Core Competency Framework (CCF) identifies a number of competencies central to pharmacists performing effectively in professional practice. “Patient Consultation Skills” has been recognised as a core competency for pharmacists, to help ensure the safe and rational use of medicines. The aim of this Consultation Skills in Pharmacy Practice training programme is to help pharmacists develop their knowledge and skills in this competency area.

    At the end of this programme you will be able to:

    • Identify the consultation skills required during interactions with patients, carers or healthcare professionals
    • Develop effective consultation skills to competently gather information from and about patients, and interpret this information appropriately
    • Understand the importance of consultation skills to other areas of the pharmacist: patient interaction, including;
      • Patient management and education
      • Patient communication (counselling) skills
    • Identify and use consultation skills appropriate for the following;
      • Medication-related consultations
      • Public health related consultations
    • Evaluate and reflect upon your consultation skills in a simulated or practice setting

    Managing Quality in Pharmacy Practice

    Location: 
    Online Training Programme
    Event type: 
    Online Course
    Cost: 
    Free

    The Managing Quality in Pharmacy Practice training programme is a self-directed online training programme which will take approximately 4-6 hours to complete. The programme was developed for the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP) by Pharmapod. It is tailored to the pharmacy profession in the Republic of Ireland and is suitable for both recently qualified and experienced pharmacists working in various settings (including community pharmacies, hospitals and those delivering pharmacy services to residential care settings), with no specialist knowledge in this area.

    The aim of the programme is to introduce pharmacists to recognised principles of quality management and help them to implement these principles in their own practice. The programme content covers aspects of quality management relevant to pharmacy practice, including the principles of quality management, how to develop a quality management system, principles of risk management, quality improvement, and how to develop a process to review quality related adverse events such as medication errors.  It also covers national and international policies, strategies and best practices.
     

    At the end of this programme you will be able to:

    • Describe the principles of quality management, including recognised quality management theories and frameworks
    • Describe Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance Models and how to apply these models to your practice
    • Develop, implement and review a Quality Management System relevant to your pharmacy practice
    • Apply the principles of risk management to identify deficits and risks in the quality of pharmacy services you offer
    • Develop a process to review quality-related adverse events such as medication errors and customer complaints

    The Training Programme contains five modules;

    1. Quality management Principles
    2. Quality management Systems
    3. Quality Improvement
    4. Applying Quality Improvement methods in a Pharmacy Setting
    5. Running a Quality Improvement in your practice

    Answering Medicines Related Questions in Practice 2020

    Location: 
    Online training course
    Event type: 
    Online Course
    Cost: 
    Free

    This programme is a fully online and self-directed training programme, designed and delivered by the IIOP in conjunction with the National Medicines Information Centre (NMIC) St James’s Hospital, Dublin.  This course is intended for all registered pharmacists as a two-hour self-directed e-learning programme.

      

    You must be logged in to the IIOP website to book a place on this training programme.

    The learning objective of this training programme is to help pharmacists reflect on and develop the way in which they respond to medicines-related queries in practice. Through the learning on this programme and the use of practice opportunities, the pharmacist will become familiar with the use of evidence-based reputable information resources to help formulate responses to medicines-related queries that they would encounter in their practice. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their current practice when answering medicines related questions in practice by interacting with practice scenarios, developed from questions received by the NMIC and presented to reflect a typical interaction pharmacist would experience on a daily basis in practice. 

    The learning objective is achieved through the achievement of four learning outcomes:

    1. Reflect on their own behaviours and outcomes when responding to medicines related questions in current practice
    2. Identify essential information required to answer a medicines-related question;
    3. Research a medicines-related question using appropriate information resources
    4. Understand the principles of formulating an answer to a medicines-related query and apply to practical examples.

    Administration of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Training Course (2020)

    Date: 
    17/08/2020 - 08:00
    Location: 
    Online Training Course
    Event type: 
    Vaccination Training
    Cost: 
    Free

    The Administration of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Training Course enables pharmacists to competently and safely administer the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine. 

    The certificate for the Administration of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Training Course is valid for two years.

    The programme is a self-directed fully online training programme which may take approximately two hours to complete.

    You must be logged in to book a place on this course. 

    In advance of administering the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine pharmacists should review the PSI training requirements to ensure they have completed all the required training programmes to administer this vaccine. The PSI training requirements can be viewed here: PSI website

    On successful completion of this programme participants should be able to competently and safely:

    • Respond to, and prepare for, a request for pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination in the pharmacy setting
    • Perform relevant assessment of patients in order to administer the correct medicine
    • Administer pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine to adults
    17 Aug, 2020

    Administration of Herpes Zoster Vaccination Training Programme (2020)

    Date: 
    17/08/2020 - 08:00
    Location: 
    Online Training Course
    Event type: 
    Vaccination Training
    Cost: 
    Free

    The Administration of Herpes Zoster Vaccine Training Programme enables pharmacists to competently and safely administer the Herpes Zoster (Shingles) vaccine.

    The certificate for the Administration of Herpes Zoster Vaccine Training Programme is valid for two years.

    The programme is a self-directed fully online training programme which may take approximately two hours to complete.

    You must be logged in to book a place on this course. 

    In advance of administering the Herpes Zoster Vaccine pharmacists should review the PSI training requirements to ensure they have completed all the required training programmes to administer this vaccine. The PSI training requirements can be viewed here: PSI website

    On successful completion of this programme participants should be able to competently and safely:

    • Respond to, and prepare for, a request for Herpes Zoster (Shingles) vaccination in the pharmacy setting
    • Perform relevant assessment of patients in order to administer the correct medicine
    • Administer Herpes Zoster (Shingles) vaccine in adults
    17 Aug, 2020

    Administration of Influenza Vaccination Training Programme (2020/2021)

    Date: 
    17/08/2020 - 08:00
    Location: 
    Online Training Programme
    Event type: 
    Vaccination Training
    Cost: 
    Free

    The Administration of Influenza Vaccine Training Programme enables pharmacists to competently and safely administer the influenza vaccination in the pharmacy setting. 

    The Administration of Influenza Vaccine Training Programme is valid only for the influenza season to which it relates and therefore must be completed for each season in which the pharmacist intends to administer the influenza vaccination. Pharmacists require a certificate of completion for this training course and must satisfy the other training requirements as outlined by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland if they wish to administer the influenza vaccination during the 2020/2021 influenza season.

    The programme is a self-directed fully online training programme which will take approximately two hours to complete.

    You must be logged in to book a place on this course. 

    In advance of administering the Influenza Vaccine pharmacists should review the PSI training requirements to ensure they have completed all the required training programmes to administer this vaccine. The PSI training requirements can be viewed here: https://www.thepsi.ie/gns/education/Training_for_Pharmacists.aspx

    On successful completion of this programme pharmacists should be able to competently and safely:

    • Respond to, and prepare for, a request for influenza vaccination in the pharmacy setting
    • Perform relevant assessment of patients in order to administer the correct medicine
    • Administer influenza vaccine to adults and children (aged 6 months and over)
    17 Aug, 2020

    Delivery of a Pharmacy-Based Vaccination Service Training Programme (2020)

    Date: 
    17/08/2020 - 08:00
    Location: 
    Online Training Programme
    Event type: 
    Vaccination Training
    Cost: 
    Free

    The Delivery of a Pharmacy-based Vaccination Service Training Programme covers how to prepare the pharmacist, pharmacy team and premises for the delivery of a vaccination service. You must have a Certificate of Completion for this training programme in order to supply and administer any of the vaccinations. Pharmacists are asked to reflect, self-assess and to evaluate whether they need to refresh their training in this programme, in order to ensure they have the necessary skills and knowledge to safely deliver a vaccination service. The PSI requires that this training programme is repeated if a pharmacist has not vaccinated in the past 12 months (or influenza season).

    In advance of administering vaccinations pharmacists should review the PSI training requirements to ensure they have completed all the required training programmes to administer vaccinations. The PSI training requirements can be viewed here: PSI website

    The programme is a self-directed fully online training programme which may take approximately two hours to complete.

    You must be logged in to book a place on this course

    On successful completion of this programme pharmacists should be able to competently and safely:

    • Prepare the pharmacy setting for a vaccination service
    • Perform relevant assessment of patients in order to administer the correct medicine
    17 Aug, 2020

    Mentorship Skills Training Programme for Pharmacists

    Dates: 
    24/09/2020 - 19:0001/10/2020 - 19:00
    Location: 
    Online
    Event type: 
    Face-to-Face Course
    Cost: 
    Free

    Two Part Programme: September 24  and October 01 2020 at 7.00pm to 9.30pm

    The IIOP introduced the Mentorship Skills Training Programme for Pharmacists in late 2019, facilitated by the hugely experienced team from Kingstown College in Dublin. Following on from the significant success of these programmes, we are delighted to announce a new date for Autumn 2020. In view of government advice in relation to social distancing, the programme will be delivered remotely over two evening sessions, using a webinar style format. Attendance at both sessions will be required in order to complete the programme. 

    The team at Kingstown has a wealth of experience in online education, and the programme promises to be engaging and informative. 

    The aim of the training programme is to introduce pharmacists to recognised principles of mentorship and assist them to engage with examples and scenarios that will help them to implement these principles into their own practice. It would be particularly useful for pharmacists who have an interest in supporting colleagues and developing others. It would be anticipated that those participating in this programme would be open to initiating mentoring relationships within the profession as part of a formal mentoring programme in the future. 

    On completion of this programme participants should be able to:

    • Understand the differences between mentoring and coaching
    • Recognise the benefits of a mentoring relationship for both parties
    • Describe the principles of mentoring including recognised theories and frameworks
    • Describe the different types of mentoring
    • Recognise what a good mentoring relationship looks like
    • Identify the core skills and qualities of an effective mentor
    • Identify the qualities of an effective mentee
    • Understand the stages of a mentoring relationship/cycle
    • Use appropriate goal-setting tools
    • Demonstrate key mentoring skills
    • Recognise the importance of the mentoring contract
    • Understand the limitations of a mentoring relationship
    • Explore the ways in which the skills, acquired in this course, can be used in practice

    As the numbers are limited for this event, if you are not able to attend please use the unenrol option to allow your place be allocated to someone on the waiting list.

    24 Sep, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    (ePortfolio Review Webinar Tuesday 6 October 2020 (Lunchtime)

    Dates: 
    06/10/2020 - 13:0006/10/2020 - 14:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    06 Oct, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Wednesday 7 October 2020

    Dates: 
    07/10/2020 - 19:3007/10/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    07 Oct, 2020

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Monday 12 October 2020

    Dates: 
    12/10/2020 - 19:3012/10/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    12 Oct, 2020

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Wednesday 21 October 2020

    Dates: 
    21/10/2020 - 19:3021/10/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    21 Oct, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Tuesday 3 November 2020

    Dates: 
    03/11/2020 - 19:3003/11/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    03 Nov, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Tuesday 10 November 2020

    Dates: 
    10/11/2020 - 19:3010/11/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    10 Nov, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Wednesday 11 November 2020

    Dates: 
    11/11/2020 - 19:3011/11/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    11 Nov, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Tuesday 17 November 2020

    Dates: 
    17/11/2020 - 19:3017/11/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    17 Nov, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Tuesday 24 November 2020

    Dates: 
    24/11/2020 - 19:3024/11/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    24 Nov, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Wednesday 25 November 2020 (Lunchtime)

    Dates: 
    25/11/2020 - 13:0025/11/2020 - 14:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    25 Nov, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Monday 30 November 2020

    Dates: 
    30/11/2020 - 19:3030/11/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    30 Nov, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Tuesday 8 December 2020

    Dates: 
    08/12/2020 - 19:3008/12/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    08 Dec, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Wednesday 9 December 2020

    Dates: 
    09/12/2020 - 19:3009/12/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    09 Dec, 2020

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Tuesday 15 December 2020

    Dates: 
    15/12/2020 - 19:3015/12/2020 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    15 Dec, 2020
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Tuesday 12 January 2021

    Dates: 
    12/01/2021 - 19:3012/01/2021 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    12 Jan, 2021
    ePortfolio Review Webinar

    ePortfolio Review Webinar Tuesday 26 January 2021

    Dates: 
    26/01/2021 - 19:3026/01/2021 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Webinar
    Event type: 
    ePortfolio Review
    Cost: 
    Free

    Have you been called for ePortfolio Review this year? Are you unsure about what’s expected and how to prepare? Then this webinar is for you. This information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review so that you will know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.


    Notifications and Reminders containing the access information for this event will be sent to the email address registered on your IIOP account. This information can also be found by clicking 'Go to Course' and accessing the 'Announcements' area. 

    This will include:

    • Sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
    • The key timelines for the review
    • An introduction to the ePortfolio Review training support resources
    • Opportunity to ask any questions on the process

    Note: Whilst this event is geared towards pharmacists that have been selected for this year’s ePortfolio Review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio Review process are welcome to participate.

    26 Jan, 2021