Competency Assessment for Medicines Administration
It is a regulatory requirement of the Care Quality Commission’s Essential Standards of Quality and Safety (Outcome 9) that “staff handling medicines have the competency and skills needed.”
Ashtons has produced a tool, which will enable nurses to be assessed for competency in relevant aspects of medicine administration. The method of assessment will involve verbal questioning as well as observation of practical skills. The assessor will be provided with guidance on the required competencies as well as the correct answers.
To obtain the competency assessment tool, please contact us