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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

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

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.

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 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

This programme is a fully online and self-directed training programme 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.

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 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 complete this training programme in order to supply and administer any of the vaccinations. The certificate for the Delivery of a Pharmacy-based Vaccination Service Training Course is valid for two years. In advance of administering vaccinations 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

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.

 

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. 

  

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

 

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.  

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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.  

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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.   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. 

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. 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. 

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 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. 

 

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. 

 

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.