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.
14. What are the requirements for a prescription that comes to your pharmacy by fax? Are the requirements different for controlled substances? Rx by fax must be on permanent paper, must be legible to read, must contain all the information that is on the oral rx with patients’ info and doctor’s info as well as medication
Ibuprofen – pain reliever and fever reducer. Side effects include indigestion, skin rashes and headaches. 2) Identify medication which demands the measurement of specific physiological measurements. Medication which demands measurement of specific physiological measurements includes insulin, warfarin and digoxin. 3) Describe the common adverse reactions to medication, how each can be recognised and the appropriate action(s) required.
Outcome 5 Be able to administer and monitor individuals’ medication 1. select the route for the administration of medication, according to the patient’s plan of care and the drug to be administered, and prepare the site if necessary Oral medication The majority of medicines are formulated for oral administration. This means they are to be taken via the mouth, in the form of a tablet, capsule, liquid or suspension. These medicines come in a variety of shapes and sizes, colours and taste. Inhalation administration This method is used mostly for patients who have chronic respiratory problems such as asthma. This enables the medicine to be delivered to the site where it is most needed – the lungs.
ADMINISTER MEDICATION TO INDIVIDUALS AND MONITOR THE EFFECTS (ASM34) 1.1 Identify current legislation, guidelines policies and protocols relevant to the administration of medication. *The medicines act 1968 *COSHH *The health and safety at work act 1974 *The misuse of drugs act 1985 *health and social care act *Data protection act 2.1 Describe common types of medication including their effects and potential side effects. *Analgesics:-Codeine it is used for pain relief and the side effects can be headaches, nausea and dizziness. *Antibiotics:-Amoxicillin, it is a penicillin based antibiotics which fights bacteria in the body and fight infections. The side effects can be fever, joint pain, red skin rash and dark coloured urine.
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) | 2.1 Describe common types of medication including their effects and potential side-effects (Planned: 0 , Completed:0) | 2.2 Identify medication which demands the measurement of specific physiological measurements (Planned: 0 , Completed:0) | 2.3 Describe the common adverse reactions to medication, how each can be recognised and the appropriate action(s) required (Planned: 0 , Completed:0) | 2.4 Explain the different routes of medicine administration (Planned: 0 , Completed:0) | 3.1 Explain the types, purpose and function of materials and equipment needed for the administration of medication via the different routes (Planned: 0 , Completed:0) | | | 4.2 Explain the appropriate timing of medication eg check that the individual has not taken any medication recently (Planned: 0 , Completed:0) | | | | | | 5.3 Describe how to report any immediate problems with the administration (Planned: 0 , Completed:0) | | 5.5 Explain why it may be necessary to confirm that the individual actually takes the medication and does not pass the medication to others (Planned: 0 , Completed:0) | | 5.7 Describe how to dispose of out-of-date and part used medications in accordance with legal and organisational requirements.Current legislation relevant to the administration of medication are,Health and Social Care Act 2012The Medicines Act 2012The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971Common types of medication and there effects could be Aspirin, Senacot and ibuprofen.Aspirin is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory
Unit 4222-616 Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects (ASM 3) Outcome 1: Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication. 1.1) Legislation – The Medicines Act Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations The Health and Safety at Work Act The Misuse of Drugs Act The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations Health and Social Care Act Essential Standards Data Protection Act Hazardous Waste Regulations. Outcome 2: Know about common types of medication and their use 2.1) The common types of medication are Analgesics e.g. paracetamol, antibiotics e.g. amoxicillin, antidepressants e.g.
Nurses have a legal liability to advocate for patients, and provide safe administration of medications, and provide quality, nursing care to patients without negligence. The ANA code of Ethics requires that Nurses do no harm. New regulations in nursing practices can create situations of conflict between ethical nursing practice and the law. Nurses need to follow the law. Nurses need to keep themselves cognizant of changes in the nurse practice acts and how they are affected by these changes.
1.2 Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care The main points are as follows: * data must be followed in a fair and lawful way. * data must be processes for limited purposes. * data must be accurate. * data must be kept no longer than is required. * data is kept secure * datat is processed within the persons rights.
Prescription drug detox process similar to the withdrawal symptoms. Medications are also used for to reduce aches and anxiety. Detox should be followed by therapy options that specialize in treating psychological addiction. Group and private counseling