Our Response To COVID-19: Prescribing Skills Free Learning Materials

We are committed to supporting healthcare professionals through COVID-19, so we've made over 13 hours of online learning available free of charge. 

This carefully selected content will help doctors, nurses and pharmacists refresh their skills when returning to practice. It is also highly relevant for undergraduate medical and pharmacy students. 

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What's included?

We're offering the following content in this special distance learning package:

  • 27 eLearning sessions in Prescribing
  • 'Case Studies in Prescribing' 15 item knowledge check
  • 'Return to Hospital Practice' 15 item prescribing knowledge check
  • NEW: 'Covid-19' 15 item knowledge check that highlights areas of practice that have recently changed, new ways of gathering information from patients, and the appropriate management of high-risk drugs

This equates to around 13 hours of distance based learning.

In detail: 27 eLearning sessions in Prescribing 

Module: Medication History Taking

  • Writing Prescriptions on a Hospital Drug Administration Chart
  • Taking a Medication History

Module: Prescription Writing

  • Writing Prescriptions at Discharge from Hospital
  • Prescribing Oxygen
  • Initiating Anticoagulant Therapy with Warfarin and Heparin
  • Prescribing Insulin
  • Prescribing Intravenous Fluids
  • Intravenous Use of Insulin and Diabetic Emergencies
  • Writing Prescriptions in General Practice
  • Maintaining Anticoagulation with Warfarin

Module: Dose Calculations

  • Calculating Drug Doses

Module: Reviewing Prescriptions

  • Reviewing Hospital Prescription Charts

Module: Communication

  • Communicating Prescribing Decisions with Patients and Professional Colleagues

Module: Drug Administration

  • Administration of Drugs by Subcutaneous Injection
  • Administration of Drugs by Intramuscular Injection
  • Administration of Drugs by Intravenous Injection
  • Administration of Drugs by Intravenous Infusion Pumps
  • Administration of Drugs Using Inhalers
  • Administration of Drugs Using a Nebuliser
  • Administration of Drugs to the Eye
  • Administration of Drugs to the Ear
  • Administration of Drugs to the Skin

Module: Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions

  • Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions

Module: Obtaining Information to Support Rational Prescribing

  • Finding Information About Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Finding Reliable Sources of Drug Information
  • How to use TOXBASE®
  • How to use the British National Formulary

Who will benefit?

NHS staff returning to practice - doctors, nurses and pharmacists.

Medical and pharmacy schools with students accessing content remotely.

Individual students looking to brush up on their skills.

Access your free materials today

It couldn't be easier to access your free content. Simply follow the link below and enter your information to unlock your learning materials and refresh your prescribing skills. All materials are hosted on our intuitive learning and assessment platform - easy to access from any device, anywhere, anytime.