Unit 4222-616 Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects Melanie Gould Outcome 1 The main policy to do with the administration of medication is COSHH, the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health. There are also several other legislations in place with protocols for the administration of drugs and medication, these are listed below:- • The misuse of drugs Act 1971 - its main purpose is to prevent the misuse of controlled drugs • The NHS Pharmaceutical Service (regulations) 1995 • The medicines Act 1968 - requires that the local pharmacist or dispensing doctor is responsible for supplying medication. This can only be done by an authorised prescription. • The Safer Management of Controlled Drugs Regulations (2006) specifies how controlled drugs are stored, administered and disposed. 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.
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.
Health and Social care Level 3 Peter Taylor Learning Outcome 1 1. Understand legislation and policy relevant to substance use. 2.1 Identify legislation which relates to substance use and describe the difference between legal and illegal drugs. * In the UK, there are two main statutes that regulate the availability of drugs: the Medicines Act of 1968 and the Misuse of drugs Act 1971. The medicines act governs the control of medicines for human veterinary use.
Question: Can you see information about the drug such as dosage, active ingredients and alternatives? v) Only an authorised user can prescribe medication to a patient. Justification: Relates to safety - Medicines can be harmful and should only be prescribed by someone qualified to do so. Question: Can you only use the
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.
Outcome 1 Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings 1. Identify legislations that governs the use of medication in social care settings • The Medicines Act 1968 • The Misuse Of Drugs Act 1971 • The Safer Management of Controlled Drugs 2006 • The Data Protection Act 1998 • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) • Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 • Mental Capacity Act 2005 • The Access to Health Records Act 1990 2. Outline the legal classification system for medication The Medicines Act 1968 defines three classes of medicinal products for human use: - general sale list (GSL) - medicines, pharmacy (P) - medicines and prescription only medicines (POMs). General sale list medicines These are medicines that can be purchased from a wide range of shops, general stores, supermarkets, newsagents, petrol stations, etc. Products classified as GSL are considered to be reasonably safe and therefore can be sold without the supervision of a pharmacist.
UNIT 4222-609 OUTCOME 1 1.1 Identify the legislation which relates to substance use and describe the difference between legal and illegal drugs The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 This act is intended to prevent the non-medical use of certain drugs. For this reason it controls not just medicinal drugs (which will also be in the Medicines Act) but also drugs with no current medical uses. Offences under this Act overwhelmingly involve the general public, and even when the same drug and a similar offence are involved, penalties are far tougher. Drugs subject to this Act are known as 'controlled' drugs. The law defines a series of offences, including unlawful supply, intent to supply, import or export (all these are collectively known as 'trafficking' offences), and unlawful production.
Many legislations and policies and procedures cover the legal management of medication, individuals handling the medication are not expected to have detailed knowledge of the legislation, but then they do need to be aware of the legal difference between types of drugs and the legal framework that allows them to handle medicines before delivering them to a service user. Training to the staff member handling the medication should be completed and attended at all times and the training needs to be up to date to prevent any danger towards the service user. * The Medicines Act 1968 * The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 * Mental Capacity Act (2005) * The Data Protection Act 1998 * The Access to health records Act (1990) 2. Know about common types of medication and their use. 2.1 Describe common types of medication including their effects and potential side effects.
| | 47 Administer Medication to Individuals, and Monitor the Effects | | | Assessment criteria 1.1 Identify current legislation, guidelines policies and protocols relevant to the administration of medication (Planned: 0 , Completed:0) Identify current legislation, guidelines policies and protocols relevant to the administration of medication The Medicines Acts 1968 and various amendments cover the legal management of medication. While care staff are not expected to have detailed knowledge of the legislation, they do need to be aware of the legal difference between types of drugs and the legal framework that allows them to handle medicines on behalf of the service user. 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 Social Work Act 1968 as amended by The Regulation of Care Act 2001 * 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) This list is not exhaustive, organisations and all staff should be enabled to access documentation pertinent to the administration of medication like the examples listed above. The National Minimum Standards require the registered person puts in place policies and procedures for the receipt, recording, storage, administration and disposal of medicines.
Outcome 1 1. Legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings go as follows: the medicines act 1968, the misuse of drugs act 1971, Adults with incapacity act 2000, The NHS Scotland Pharmaceutical Service (Regulations) 1995, The Access to health records Act (1990). 2. There are various legal controls on the retail sale or supply of medicines which are set out in the Medicines Act 1968. Medicines are classified into three categories - Prescription Only, Pharmacy or General Sale List.