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.
Prescription Only (POM) 2. Pharmacy (P) 3. General Sale List (GSL). 4. Medicines Unlicensed in the UK 1.Prescription Only Medicine (POM): POM is the medication which is sold or supplied only from a registered pharmacy and in accordance with a prescription issued by an appropriate practitioner (a doctor, dentist, and nurse independent prescriber, pharmacist independent prescriber or supplementary prescriber).
This enables the medicine to be delivered to the site where it is most needed – the lungs. Inhalers and nebules (for use in a nebuliser) are common examples of this route of delivery. A variety of inhalers are available on the market. Aerosols and dry powder inhalers are marketed. Compliance aids such as ‘spacers’ can be prescribed to help with the delivery of the medicine from an inhaler.
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.
Describe? * Analgesics * Antihistamines * Antacids * Anticoagulants * Psychotropic * Diuretics * Laxatives * Hormones * Cytotoxic Classification of medicines POM- Prescription Only Medicine. P- Pharmacy GSL- General Sales Lists Antibiotics Antibiotics are used to combat bacterial infections such as pneumonia, acne and E. coli. This medication is POM (Prescription Only Medication). This medication can be taken through a number of routes.
Sectors covered by this Act are , government departments, local assemblies, councils, local authorities, health care trusts, hospitals, doctors surgeries, police, colleges and universities, non-department public bodies, committees and advisory bodies. • Health & Social Care Act 2008 - Essential standards. is the guidance about compliance, it explains all essential and expected standards of quality and safety. It is a guide which is a guide to help providers of Health and social care to comply with Health and social care Act 2008. In outcome 21 it explains how records should be kept securely and can be located promptly when required.
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.
Unit 4222-331: Support use of medication in social care settings 1. Understand the legislative that governs the use of medication in social care settings * 1.1 Legislation that governs the use of medication in the social care setting includes: The Medicines Act 1968 - This Act brought about the concept of different types of drugs based upon their potential for harm if misused, or the harm of the condition for which they are used to treat. The three types of medication are: ‘Prescription Only Medications’ which can only be dispense from a pharmacy with a prescription signed by a doctor; ‘Pharmacy Only Medications’ which can be dispensed by a pharmacist without a prescription; and the ‘General Sales List’ which can be purchased in any stockists without any medical professional involvement. The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (and further amendments) – This Act consolidated the commitments made by the UK after signing various international treaties such as The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (1961) which covered older drugs such as Cocaine, Opium (and its derivatives), and Cannabis; The Convention on Psychotropic Substances (1971) which covered the many new drugs that had become available during the 1960’s such as barbiturates, benzodiazepines, psychedelics (such as Lysergic Acid Diethylamide), and new forms of amphetamine. The Act works by introducing three classes (and, later, a fourth in 2012) of substance that are illegal to possess or supply without proper medical authorisation (a prescription, or a licence for research or manufacture purposes).
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.
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.