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Critical Medication


This course discusses the importance of critical medication, what is a critical medication and the importance of why a patient must not stop taking a prescribed critical medication unless told to do so by a relevant professional.

Presented by the Intermediate Care Pharmacy Team. 

Entry Requirements 

Care home must care for Intermediate Care patients.

Who the course is for

 All Senior Carers and Nursing staff who manage medication.

Learning method

The course is Face to Face and will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. Supporting documentation will be given for future reference.

What you will learn

By completing this course, you will:

  • Be able to identify common critical medications
  • Understand why they are important and the potential effects to the patient if they miss dose(s).
  • What to do if a patient does miss a dose(s).

Course benefits

  • Build confidence levels of Attendees, understanding the importance of critical medication. 

Course dates and times

No set dates, please contact the Technician in your area and a date and time can be arranged.

How to book

To book this course please email the Pharmacy Technician associated to your area, listed below:

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  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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Contact us
Contact County Durham Care Academy
03000 260 222
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Green Lane
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JQ