Unit 4222-616 Essay

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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. cipramil, Anticoagulants e.g. warfarin. The effect of Analgesics is to relieve pain such as head aches and the potential side effects are that they can be addiction is can happen if taken over a long period of time. Also, irritation of the stomach, liver damage and sleep disturbances as some analgesics contain caffeine. The effect of Antibiotics are to treat infections caused by bacteria and the potential side effects are having Diarrhoea, feeling sick and vomiting are the most common side effects . Some people get a fungal infection such as thrush after treatment with antibiotics for a longer period of time and the more serious side effects of antibiotics include kidney problems, blood disorders, increased sensitivity to the sun and deafness, However there are rare. The effect of Antidepressants is to changer the chemical balance in the brain and that can in turn change the psychological state of the mind such as for depression and the potential side effects the common ones are blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, increased appetite, nausea, restlessness, shaking or trembling and difficulty sleeping and the other side effects are dry mouth, constipation, and sweating. The effect of

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