The hazourdous waste Regulations (2005) - defines household and industrial waste and includes medicines that are no longer required. Basically care homes with nursing must use a clinical waste company to dispose of their unwanted medicines. Other care homes can return medicines to the supplying pharmacy for destrustion. The Safer management of controlled drugs Regulations (2006) - specifies how controlled drugs are stored, administered and disposed of. Controlled Drugs must be kept in a controlled drug cabinet that complies with these regulations.
During time spent with the community pharmacist I observed how prescribing and the supply process work. The Pharmacist receives the prescription and checks the prescription for correct documentation of the patient and details of drug required with dose and frequency. The drug is dispensed with the correct label of dose and information is given to the patient on the medication. The Pharmacist discussed contacting the prescriber if there is a discrepancy on the script, the need for a contact number provided on the prescription is a necessity. The Pharmacist will also contact prescriber if there is the possibility of misuse of the prescription (in the case of stolen prescription pads) Medicines should only be prescribed that are necessary, and benefits out way the risks of the medicine involved.
The first six rights are: * Right patient-always id patient before given out meds * Right medication-check meds three times before administering * Right dosage-check the MAR or printout with dr’s order. Some meds need to reach a consistent level in your bloodstream in order to be effective. * Right route- verify route by checking original dr’s order for medication not specific clarify it * Right time-meds are scheduled for various reasons check the dr’s orders * Right documentation-immediately after and definitely not
I carry around a scanner that assigns prescriptions to me that need to be filled. First, I scan an empty bag that I will use to put my completed prescriptions in. The scanner tells me what medication I need, and how much of it. Upon finding the correct bottle of medication, I scan the barcode on the bottle with the scanner; the scanner can tell if I am scanning the correct bottle or not. Once I have made the right selection, I print out a prescription label.
The electronic data monitoring system helps to detect and prevent prescription drug abuse by monitoring patient’s prescriptions. For example, some patients will doctor shop, which involves a patient seeing different doctors to obtain prescriptions. A third solution to prevent prescription drug abuse is the FDA enforces laws that govern prescription drug sales. For example, the laws prevent illegal sales and distribution of pharmaceutical drugs over the
Assignment of benefits must be signed from the patient giving them the responsibility of paying the bill, or it is also used for the purpose of billing the insurance carrier. The provider must give the patient a copy of their privacy practices, checking the information of the patient to make sure that there has not been any changes, entering patient information in the practice management program. This data base is where personal information is kept about the provider and the staff it also contains the diagnosis and procedure codes that pertain to each patient). After the data base is finished then the medical billing specialist can start the billing process. For each patient a new file and new chart with its own chart number is designed and updated so that the medical billing specialist can keep the patient’s information up to date and links all of their information that is stored in other databases.
General Sale List (GLS) This means it must be licensed and can to be sold in shops, supermarkets and doesn’t need a pharmacist to be present unless you get them from a pharmacy. Controlled Drugs (CD) this must be prescribed by a doctor or other designated clinician. So different rules will apply when writing a prescription and also storage and recoding them. 1.3 Explain how and why policies and procedures or agreed ways of working must reflect and incorporate legislative requirements. The policies and procedures are
DK2X 04 (HSC375/CHS3) Administer medication to individuals Elements of competence HSC375.1 HSC375.2 Prepare to administer medication to individuals Administer, report on and monitor individual’s medication About this Unit For this Unit you need to prepare for, administer and monitor the effects of medication on individuals. You will also have to be able to record on and store medications correctly. The Unit applies to all medication used for and by individuals, both prescribed and nonprescribed. This Unit is intended to be used in a variety of care settings including hospitals, nursing and residential homes, hospices, and community settings including the individual’s own home and GP surgeries. It does not cover the use and administration of intra-venous medication.
This is part of our QA system so we can identify where improvements are required. It was identified that improvements are needed to the cleaning and a schedule was agreed. There were also a number of changes required to the care plans, the clients shared a care plan and I devised their support plans individually but as they share one staff member I implemented one cleaning schedule and only one staff sign in sheet. I then approached the subject of the ladys medication and asked if I could carry out a risk assessment explaining our procedure. I got permission to check her current medication and I documented this in the risk assessment, I then asked her and her husband a series of questions to establish level of support she needs.
They will be taken into account as much as possible throughout your hospital stay. Make sure your doctor, your family and your care team know your wishes. Understanding who should make decisions when you cannot. If you have signed a health care enter the hospital, you sign a general consent to treatment. In some cases, such as surgery or experimental treatment, you may be asked to confirm in writing that you understand what is planned and agree to it.