152889 Level 3 Unit 33 Supporting Use Of Medication In Social Care Settings

Topics: National Health Service, Prescription drug, Pharmacology Pages: 10 (2396 words) Published: March 20, 2015
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TECHNICALS

OCR LEVEL 3
CAMBRIDGE TECHNICAL
CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA IN

HEALTH AND SOCIAL
CARE
SUPPORT USE OF MEDICATION IN
SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS
M/505/7779
LEVEL 3 UNIT 33
GUIDED LEARNING HOURS: 90
UNIT CREDIT VALUE: 15

PROMOTE POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR OF
MEDICATION IN SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS
M/505/7779
LEVEL 3 UNIT 33

AIM AND PURPOSE OF THE UNIT
In the social care sector practitioners are often responsible for supporting service users with their medication. This
support can take a variety of forms from the administration
of the medication to a timely reminder. Practitioners in social care settings need to have an awareness of how the safe
use of medication can contribute to positive wellbeing for
individuals.
This unit provides the knowledge and understanding of the
role of practitioners in supporting the use of medication in a social care setting. Learners will gain knowledge of current legislation which impacts on the classification of medications. Learners will develop and understanding of the roles and

responsibilities of individuals in the administration and
use of medication. They will learn about different forms of
medication, how they are stored and administered in a social care setting and the variety of equipment that can support
administration.

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Support the use of medication in social care settings Level 3 Unit 33

ASSESSMENT AND GRADING CRITERIA

Learning Outcome (LO)

Pass

Merit

Distinction

The assessment criteria are
the pass requirements for
this unit.

To achieve a merit the
evidence must show that, in
addition to the pass criteria,
the learner is able to:

To achieve a distinction the
evidence must show that,
in addition to the pass and
merit criteria, the learner is
able to:

The learner will:

The learner can:

1 Know current policy
and legislation in
relation to the use of
medication in social
care settings

P1 summarise current
policy and legislation
that governs the
handling of medication
in social care settings

2 Understand the roles
and responsibilities
of those involved in
supporting the use of
medication in social
care settings

P2 explain the roles and
responsibilities of those
involved in supporting
the use of medication
in social care settings

3 Understand the
administration of
medication in social
care settings

P3 explain how
information about an
individual’s medication
can be accessed

M1 describe the legal
classification system for
medication

D1 describe changes to
a person’s physical
or mental well-being
that may indicate an
adverse reaction to a
medication

P4 describe the routes by
which medication can
be administered

M2 explain how to support
an individual to use
medication in ways
that promote hygiene,
safety, dignity and
active participation

P5 Identify different forms
in which medication
may be presented
P6 explain how
equipment can assist
in the administration of
medication

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Learning Outcome (LO)

Pass

Merit

Distinction

The assessment criteria are
the pass requirements for
this unit.

To achieve a merit the
evidence must show that, in
addition to the pass criteria,
the learner is able to:

To achieve a distinction the
evidence must show that,
in addition to the pass and
merit criteria, the learner is
able to:

M3 explain why it is
necessary to record the
use of medication in
social care settings

D2 explain how to report
problems associated
with use of medication
in social care settings

The learner will:

The learner can:

4 Understand how to
record and report on
use of medication

P7 describe the data that
must be recorded
about the use of
medication for
individuals in social
care settings

5 Understand the safe
storage and disposal
of medication in social
care settings

P8 explain the safe storage
of different medications

P9 explain how...

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