616 Medication Nvq 2

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616 medication Outcome 1 1 There are a lot of acts that cover the administration of medication, the following is a list of legislation that has a direct impact upon the handling of medication within a social care setting. The Medicines Act 1968 * The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 * The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973 SI 1973 No 798 as amended by Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 * The NHS Scotland Pharmaceutical Service (Regulations) 1995 * The Social Work Act 1968 as amended by The Regulation of Care Act 2001 * The Children Act 1989 * The Children’s Act 1995 * The Data Protection Act 1998 * The Care Standards Act 2000 * The Regulation of Care Act 2001 * The Health and Social Care Act 2001 * Adults with Incapacity Act 2000 9 © Social Care Association * The Health Act 200 * Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) * The Control of Substances Hazardous to health Regulations (1999-COSHH) * Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005) * Mental Capacity Act (2005) * The Access to health records Act (1990) Outcome 2 1. Common Types of Medication Effects Potential Side Effects Analgesics e.g. paracetamol Analgesics are used to relieve pain such as head- aches. Addiction to these can happen if taken over a long period of time. Also, irritation of the stomach, liver damage and sleep disturbances as some analgesics contain caffeine. Antibiotics e.g. amoxicillin Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Diarrhoea, feeling sick and vomiting are the most common side effects. Some people get a fungal infection such as thrush after treatment with antibiotics for a longer period of time. More serious side-effects of antibiotics include kidney problems, blood disorders, increased sensitivity to the sun and deafness. However, these are rare. Antidepressants e.g. cipramil Antidepressants work by changing the

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