The safeMedicate Framework
The safeMedicate framework illustrates the main components of our safeMedicate learning and assessment environment and outlines how students and practitioners typically engage with each pathway.
For the student, the emphasis is on skills development and assessment in preparation for the role of registered health professional. Our Essential Skills modules are designed to develop and assess the competencies required for safe medication dosage calculation at the point of registration and are compliant with the Essential Skills Cluster requirements of the UK Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). The Medication Dosage Calculation Skills (MDCS) learning environment sits at the heart of this learning process whilst the associated assessment tools provide a structured and comprehensive platform for measuring the cognitive competencies required for safe medication administration at the point of registration and beyond.
For the registered practitioner, the emphasis at Entry Point 1 is on the audit of existing medication dosage calculation skills using the Authentic Assessment module of our Essential Skills suite. If practitioners commit no error then no further action is needed. Where skill deficits are identified, a detailed analysis of performance is made using our Authentic Diagnostic Assessment system with subsequent remediation and skill construction facilitated within the MDCS learning environment.
At Entry Point 2, our Advanced Skills modules address skills development and assessment in the domain of Injectable Medicines Therapy. Here the focus is on the more complex problem solving, calculation and technical measurement skills required for working safely with IV bolus, intermittent and continuous IV infusion regimes.