Qcf Level 3 Unit 1 Questions And Answers

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Unit 01 Understand medication and prescriptions 1.1. There are many different types of medicine available they are used to treat a range of illnesses and pain. The different types of medicines are. Antibiotics - Antibiotics are medications used to treat, and in some cases prevent, bacterial infections. They can be used to treat relatively mild conditions such as acne as well as potentially life-threatening conditions such as pneumonia. Analgesics – These are used to relieve, reduce or eliminate many forms of pain. Examples of these are Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, Codeine and Morphine. Antihistamines - Antihistamines are mainly used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever), urticaria (hives), pruritus (itching) and insect bites and stings. They may also be used to help…show more content…
5.4 The actions that need to be taken if the individual suffer from any side effects or an adverse reaction from taking medication is to contact their GP immediately and make them aware of all the details about the medication the client is taking and the symptoms the individual is suffering. You should always inform your manager or senior carer of the situation and make as many detailed notes in the clients care plan for other to see if the problem persists. 5.5 Medication reviews should be carried out in line with national guidelines usually by a qualified professional for example the clients GP or DN. If any discrepancies are notice you must contact your manager or senior carer who would then contact the relevant people. 5.6 The outcomes of monitoring should be recorded in the care plan. If you need to report any outcomes then you must contact your manager or senior carer who will be able to contact the relevant people and put together a report of outcome. Unit 4 –Understand the audit process in relation to medication transactions and stock

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