Vaccination Online Training Programme

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
Online Training Programme

Cardiovascular Risk Training Programme

Location: 
Online
Event type: 
Online Course
Cost: 
Free

This online course aims to equip pharmacists to promote effective management of hypertension and dyslipdaemia, thereby assisting patients to reduce their risk of CVD. 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:

  • define CVD, disease burden and public health policy in Ireland
  • promote the role of the pharmacists in identifying and assessing CV risk factors
  • use evidence-based guidelines and resources to conduct medication reviews and optimize treatment of hypertension and dyslipdaemia
  • educate patients about CVD prevention, self-management and lifestyle strategies
  • provide accurate and safe information to patients and healthcare professionals on the drug management of CV risk factors
  • encourage and facilitate patient adherence to medicines
  • prevent or 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.
Online Training Programme

Management of Benzodiazepines and Z-drugs Training Programme

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.

Online Training Programme

Consultation Skills in Pharmacy Practice

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
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.

Vaccination Online Training Programme

Administration of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Training Course

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
  • Administer pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine to adults
Vaccination Online Training Programme

Administration of Herpes Zoster Vaccine Training Course

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

The Administration of Herpes Zoster Training Course enables pharmacists to competently and safely administer the Herpes Zoster Vaccine. 

The certificate for the Administration of Herpes Zoster 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 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 vaccination in the pharmacy setting
  • Administer herpes zoster vaccine to adults
Online Training Programme

Diabetes Training Programme

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

This online course aims to provide pharmacists with the knowledge to deliver evidence-based care to patients with diabetes. It should take approximately 10 hours to complete; however this does not have to take place over one sitting.  

This course has been updated for 2016 to reflect the most recent guidance published by NICE in December 2015.  

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

 

On successful completion of this programme participants will 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.
Vaccination Online Training Programme

Delivery of a Pharmacy-based Vaccination Service Training Course

Event type: 
Vaccination Training
Cost: 
Free

The Delivery of a Pharmacy-based Vaccination Service Training Course covers how to prepare the pharmacist, pharmacy team and premises for the delivery of a vaccination service. You must have a Certificate of Competition 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
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

Vaccination Online Training Programme

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

Event type: 
Vaccination Training
Cost: 
Free

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

This programme is a fully online and self-directed training programme, designed and delivered by the IIOP. The programme should take approximately one hour to complete.

The aim of this training programme is to enable pharmacists to diagnose and treat an acute asthmatic attack and supply and administer salbutamol in an emergency situation.

As the programme is online and self-directed, it is designed to be interactive. 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 the IIOP website to book a place on this programme. 

 

The aim of this training programme is to allow pharmacists to:

  • Diagnose and treat an acute asthmatic attack
  • Refresh their knowledge on the properties and usage of salbutamol, and the supply and administration of salbutamol in emergency situations
  • Manage possible side effects or adverse events resulting from the administration of salbutamol
  • Store salbutamol in line with the SmPC
  • Make appropriate records following the supply and administration of salbutamol in an emergency
Online Training Programme

Answering Medicines Related Questions in Practice

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

Answering Medicines Related Questions in Practice

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.
Online Training Programme

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 and indications for anticoagulant therapy
  • describe the mode of action of oral and parenteral anticoagulants
  • advise on the importance of regular INR monitoring for coumarin anticoagulants
  • identify and resolve common medicines management and safety issues in anticoagulated patients
  • follow best evidence-based practice guidance to improve safe use of anticoagulants
  • promote safe use of anticoagulants in pregnant women
  • provide accurate, quality and safe information to patients, their carers and healthcare professionals regarding the safe and appropriate use of anticoagulants
  • encourage and facilitate patient adherence to medicines
Vaccination Online Training Programme

Administration of Influenza Vaccine Training Course (2019/2020)

Date: 
19/08/2019 - 08:00
Location: 
Online Training Programme
Event type: 
Vaccination Training
Cost: 
Free

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

The Administration of Influenza Vaccine Training Course 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 2019/2020 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
  • Administer influenza vaccine to adults and children of 10 years and older
19 Aug, 2019

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

Date: 
22/11/2019 - 10:00
Location: 
Online Training Programme
Event type: 
Vaccination Training
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
22 Nov, 2019

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

Date: 
22/11/2019 - 10:45
Location: 
Online Training Programme
Event type: 
Vaccination Training
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
22 Nov, 2019
ePortfolio Review Webinar
ePortfolio Review

ePortfolio Review Webinar

Dates: 
11/12/2019 - 19:3011/12/2019 - 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. The information webinar is hosted by a peer support pharmacist and will specifically focus on the key requirements of the review, so that you know exactly what to expect at each point in the process.

This will include:

  • sharing the background as to how the process has evolved
  • the key timelines for the review
  • an introduction to the 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 review, any pharmacists that are interested in learning more about the ePortfolio review process are welcome to participate.

11 Dec, 2019

December_Introduction to the Irish Institute of Pharmacy Webinar

Dates: 
16/12/2019 - 19:3016/12/2019 - 21:00
Location: 
Webinar
Event type: 
Introduction to CPD Webinar
Cost: 
Free

The Irish Institute of Pharmacy was established to oversee the management of the continuing professional development (CPD) system for the pharmacy profession in Ireland.

We know that getting started with a new way of working can be daunting, so each month we hold an introductory webinar for new members, and people who are just getting started using their IIOP ePortfolio.

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 event will give an overview of: 

  • the background to the Institute of Pharmacy
  • the CPD system for Irish pharmacists
  • the quality assurance system for Irish pharmacists 
  • A practical Demonstration of how to use the IIOP ePortfolio and CCSAT
  • A practical Demonstration of how to access the IIOP online courses
16 Dec, 2019