Support use of Medication in Social Care settings Unit 4222-331 Rachel Ward Within this unit I aim to assess the support for the use of medication in a social care setting. I will cover broad types, classifications and forms of medication, as well as safe handling and storage. I will address practical support for use of medication that reflects social care principles and values. It will include the need for accurate recording and reporting. There are many different legislations that governs the use of medication in social care settings, one of these include The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
HSC027 Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 1. The main legislation is The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 while some of the important regulations are RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations 2002. 2. As this an Act of Parliament, The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it places a lot of responsibilities on both, employer and employees as well as the customers (public). An employer’s responsibilities are based on duty of care of the people in their workplace – that is staff, service users and anyone else who comes to the workplace.
Identify current legislation guidelines policies and protocols relevant to 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 amenended by the misuse of drugs regulations 2001 The safe management of controlled drugs 2006 The children act 1989 The data protection act 1998 The care standards act 2000 The health and social care act 2001 The health act 2000 Health and safety at work act 1974 The control of substances hazardous to health (cosh) Hazardous waste regulations 2005 Mental capacity act 2005 The access to health records act 1990 Below are the main points of some legislation. The medicine act 1968 Governs the manufacture and supply of medicines. This requires that the local pharmacist or dispensing doctor is responsible for supplying medication.
Unit 4222-331 Support use of medication in social care settings (HSC 3047) Gemma Marshall The legislation that governs the use of medication in social care setting is Regulation 13 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (REgulated Activities) Regulations 2009: · 13(1) The registered person must protect service users against the risks asssociated with the usafe use and management of medicines, by means of making appropriate arrangements for the obtaining, recording, handling, using, safekeeping, dispensing, safe administration and disposal of medicines for the purposes of the regulated activity. · 13(2) In making the arrangements referred to in paragraph (1), the registered person must have regard to any guidance issued by the secretary of state or an appropriate expert body in relation to the safe handling and use of medicines. The misuse of drugs act 1971, mental capacity act 2005, health and safety at work act 1974, access to health records act 1990, data protection act 1998, COSHH regulations 1999, care standards act 2000, administration and control of medicines in care homes and childrens services june 2003 and Hazardous waste regulations 2005 are also relevant to the use of medication in social care settings. Medicines are all classified by the medicines act 1968. these are the 4 main classifications of medicine; · General sale list medicines (GSL) such as paracetamol · Pharmacy medicines (P) such as chloramphenicol eye drops · Prescription only medicines (POM) such as Eumovate Cream · Controlled Drugs (CD) such as Ritalin and Oramorph 100mg Policies and procedures must reflect and incorporate legislative requirements because policies and procedures are set out through legislation. The policies and procedures put in place make sure that legislation is being followed so that all people in the setting
Madeleine smits Unit Title: ADMINISTER MEDICATION TO INDIVIDUALS, AND MONITOR THE EFFECTS 1. Understand the legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication 1.1- Identify current legislation, guidelines, policies and protocol of administrating medication: The pieces of legislation in place that manage the administration of medication to people are: The Medicines Act (1968) The Misuse of Drugs Act (1971) The Misuse of Drugs and the Misuse of Drugs (safe Custody)(Amendment) Regulations 2007 The Safer Management of Controlled Drugs Regulations (2006) The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) The Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005) The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (regulated activities) Regulations 2009 The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) My work place medication procedure states: All staff who administer medication must of completed training which meets the requirements of CQC (Care Quality Commission) Medication must not be given to service users that hasn't been prescribed to them. Medication must be dispensed from the original container or a correctly labelled and approved dispenser e.g. : blister pack or Nomad system. Prior to administering medication should be carefully checked to ensure it was prescribed for that service user.
Support Use of medication in social care settings Unit HSC3047 Outcome 1 Please identify and explain the legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings. Medicine Act 1968, Requires that the local pharmacist or dispensing doctor is responsible for supplying medication via a receipt of a prescription from an authorised person ie a Doctor. The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971(and further amendments) This law controls dangerous or highly addictive drugs known as controlled drugs the act is to prevent the misuse of of controlled drugs. The Misuse of Drugs and the misuse of Drugs(safe custody ) (amendment) Regulations 2007 This act specifies how controlled drugs are stored, administered and disposed of. Health and Safety at work act 1974.
CU2624 Administer Medication to Individuals and Monitor the Effects 1.1 There are several legislations relevant to the administration of medication in the care home. Although not expected that care staffs have detailed knowledge of the legislations, they do need to be aware of the legal difference between drugs and the legal framework that allows them to handle medicines on behalf of the service user. The Medicines Act 1968 being the umbrella and from this several amendments and legislations have been implemented. 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 • The NHS Scotland Pharmaceutical Service (Regulations) 1995 • The Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 as amended by The Regulation of Care Act 2001 • The Children Act 1989 • The Children’s Act (Scotland) 1995 • The Data Protection Act 1998 • The Care Standards Act 2000 • The Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 • The Health and Social Care Act 2001 • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 • 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).
The control of Substance Hazards to Health Regulations (COSHH). This require employers to control substances that can be dangerous for workers health. Reporting of injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. This require employers to report the Health and Safety Executive of any injuries, diseases and dangerous events. The policies and procedures are set out in the workplace in order to maintain a safe place for work and to ensure all aspects of care and legal framework are covered.
1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting Legislation are put in place to protect people in work. Safe practice is important to the promotion of dignity in care. The Health and safety executive, Local authority trading standards and the care quality commission can all bring prosectuions against care providers who breach health and safety standards. The health and safety at work act 1974 covers a wide range of issues relating to the work place health, safety and welfare across different sectiors. Emoloyees have a general obligation under the act to take care of others a cooperate with employers' health and safety requirements.
This is to protect not only the staff of the organization, but also the organization itself to safeguard against potential litigation matters. The Workplace Health and Safety Act and other relevant legislation aims to provide a framework for a standard of compliance and enforcement. It is an initiative that advocates for the health, safety, and welfare of workers and persons present in a working environment. Areas where action should be taken must be observed in accordance with the Act, as well as ways to identify and manage risks and hazards associated with workplace operations. Where potential hazards are recognized, appropriate action must be taken to remove, reduce, or isolate the possible risk.