Records must be kept for all controlled drugs transactions and they must be kept in a safe cabinet that complies with these regulations • The Misuse of Drugs and the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 specifies the handling and record keeping and storage of Controlled Drugs correctly. • The Handling of Medicines in Social Care, gives the reader guidelines to the safe handling of medicines. You can download this at www.rpharms.com if a copy is not at your place of work. • The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) lays out regulations to reduce the risk of handling hazardous substances. • The Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005) defines the way medicines are disposed of that are no longer required, in the case of home care they are returned to the pharmacy for destruction.
UNIT 9 VICTORIA WESSELS: 1094182 (completed) 1.1 IDENTIFY LEGISLATION AND CODES OF PRACTICE THAT RELATE TO HANDLING INFORMATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Some of the legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information are as follows: 1. DATA PROTECTION ACT 1988. This act ensures service users rights regarding the confidentiality of the personal information. It must not be shared or transferred without proper safeguards. 2.
Health and social care Health and safety – HSC 37- unit 4222-306 Outcome 1 Understandings own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety. 1. Some legislations that relate to health and safety include: Manual handling regulations 1992- In summary, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, (as amended 2002) require employers to- Avoid the need for hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable; Assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that cannot be avoided; and Reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable. Control of substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH): COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by: finding out what the health hazards are; deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessment); providing control measures to reduce harm to health; making sure they are used ; keeping all control measures in good working order; providing information, instruction and training for employees and others; providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases; planning for emergencies.
CU2547 | Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care | Task link to LO 1, Assessment Criteria 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 LO 2, Assessment Criteria 2.1, 2.1, 2.3 LO 3, Assessment Criteria 3.1, 3.2 LO 6, Assessment Criteria 6.1, 6.2 LO 7, Assessment Criteria 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 LO 9, Assessment Criteria 9.1,9.2,9.3 Assessment Criteria | Answers | 1.1Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting | | 1.2Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer | | 1.3Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: * self * the employer or manager * others in the work setting | Self: As a health and social care worker, my responsibilities are as follows: * The employer or manager: * Others in the work setting: * | 1.4Identify tasks relating to health and safety that should not be carried out without special training | | 1.5Explain how to access additional support and information relating to health and safety | | 2.1Explain why it is important to assess health and safety hazards posed by the work setting or by particular activities | | 2.2Explain how and when to report potential health and safety risks that have been identified | | 2.3Explain how risk assessment can help address dilemmas between rights and health and safety concerns | | 3.1Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in own work setting | | 3.2Outline the procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur | | 6.1Identify hazardous substances and materials that may be found in the work setting | | 6.2Describe safe practices for:• storing hazardous substances• using hazardous substances• disposing of hazardous substances and materials |
The safeguarding boards use the Children Act to develop policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of the child or young person. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 This act gives the state of Health the power to authorise health and social care service providers to disclose information about people in the interests of improving patient care or in the wider public interest. Records Management: NHS Code of Practice
HSC3047 Support use of medication in social care settings Outcome 1 Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings 1. Identify legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings. * The medicines Act 1968 * The misuse of drugs Act 1971 * The misuse of drugs Regulation 2001 * The misuse of drugs safe custody Regulations 2007 * The health and social Act 2008 * The health Act 2006 2. Outline the legal classification system for medication. POM- Prescribtion only medicines OTC or P- over the counter or pharmacy medicines GSL- General sales list CD- Controlled Drugs 3.
Michael Richards CU1572 Support Use of Medication in Social Care Settings 1.1 The legislation that governs the use of medication in social are settings is the 1968 medicines act. 1.2 The legal classification system for medication is as follows: - GSL - General sales list medicines P - Pharmacy medicines POM – Prescription only medicines CD – Controlled drugs 1.3 The way in which we work must be in line with the company policy and procedures, and the company policy and procedures must be in line with current legislation because the care setting could be in breach of current legislation if the clearly defined ways of working are not adhered to. It could also be to the detriment of the service user, which would be a gross misconduct case against the care home. 2.1 Some common types of medication; generic name and corresponding brand name are listed below:- Furosemide – Aqua Ban Paracetemol – Panadol Ibuprofen – Ibuleve Laxative – Lactulose Penicillin- Amoxil 2.2 There are many different conditions for which different medications can be prescribed to cure or treat. Below is a list of a few:- Pain relief - Ibuprofen Constipation- Laxatives Anti-depressant – Fluoxetine Anti-couragulent (blood thinner) – Warfarin Cytotoxic Drugs- Used in the treatment of cancer CU1572 Support Use of Medication in Social Care Settings 2.3 Medicines are prescribed to improve a patients’ condition or illness, however sometimes the medication can present side effects which can be displayed in many different ways.
Unit 4222-307 Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings 1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in health and social care ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ The right to confidentiality is guaranteed partly by Data Protection Act (1998), partly by Human Rights Act (1998) and partly by principles established by judges on a case to case basis (Common Law). The Data Protection Act (1998) sets out 8 principles which are a code of good practice for processing personal data. My work place policies and procedures are based around these principles. The GSCC code of practice for social care workers, sets out the standards of practice and conduct workers and their employers should meet with regards to the handling of personal information. There is also the Caldicott Standards which govern the sharing of information, based on The Data Protection Act (1998).
1.1 Legislation: Health and Social Care Act; The Medicines Act and The Misuse of Drugs Act Guidelines could include the Nursing Midwifery Guidelines for the management of medicine administration - registered nurses have to abide by this set of guidelines and for paid carers, the General Social Care Council's Code of Conduct will have something which could relate to medication. Policy - for example - consider the Government's drive to ensure people with dementia are not over medicated - so their policy is currently designed to 'push' the professionals responsible for prescribing to bear in mind the effect of drugs on frail elderly people and to consider alternative treatments such as activities and therapies. Other examples of policy might be the Goverment's drive to limit the prescribing of antibiotics to reduce the incidence of resistant strains of bacteria. Protocols - a protocol is a procedure and you could outline your company's procedure (protocol) for disposing of controlled drugs or medication in general 2.1 Pick 3 medications - these could be taken from a copy of the British National Formulary (BNF) - any workplace which is administering medication ought to have a copy (relatively up to date!) on the premises.
Module 1 – Medicines and the law Why is a medicine policy needed in the care environment? • To comply with the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety set out in the Health and Social Care Act • To protect the well-being of care workers and individuals in care • To have clear policies and procedures on the control of medicines and other areas related to its management, staff and conduct There are laws and regulations which cover the handling of medicines. Click and drag the law to its description • Controls the possession and supply of many drugs – The Misuse of Drugs Act • Provides for the administration of care institutions – The Health & Social Care Act • Describes best practices for the handling