Unit 4222 Essay

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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. • The Handling of Medicines in Social Care, gives the reader guidelines to the safe handling of medicines. You can download this at www.rpharms.com if a copy is not at your place of work. • The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) lays out regulations to reduce the risk of handling hazardous substances. • The Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005) defines the way medicines are disposed of that are no longer required, in the case of home care they are returned to the pharmacy for destruction. Mandatory training, held annually is also provided by our company, if you do not attend you are not able to administer medication, the company also has it own policies and procedures regarding medication and this can be found on the intranet or you can ask

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