Unit Y50010598 Administer Medication to Individuals, and Monitor the Effects Learning outcome 1: understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication. 1.1
The Medicines Act (1968) requires that the pharmacist and dispensing doctor is responsible for supplying medication. They can only dispense on the receipt of a signed prescription form an authorised person.eg doctor, nurse practitioner. The Misuse of Drugs Act (1971) This prevents the misuse of Controlled drugs. The Misuse of Drugs and the Misuse of Drugs(safe Custody) regulations 2007) specifies about handling, record keeping and storage of Controlled Drugs. The Safer Management of Controlled Drugs Regulations (2006) specifies how Controlled drugs are stored, administered and disposed of. All controlled drugs must be kept in a locked cabinet that’s complies with these regulations. Administration of all controlled drugs must be recorded, signed and countersigned. The acts relating to Work practice are outlined in The Health and @Safety at Work Act (1974) which outlines regulations to reduce the risk posed by hazardous substances. COSHH, The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, regulations (1999) employers must take all reasonable measures to protect their employees from the dangers of substances or materials that they may come into contact with at work. The Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005) defines household and industrial waste and includes medicines that are no longer required. Care homes can return medicines to the supplying pharmacy for destruction but nursing homes must use a clinical waste company to dispose of their unwanted medicines. Learning Outcome 2. Know about common types of medication and their use. 2.1 Analgesics e.g. paracetamol, Ibrprofen,
Analgesics are used to relieve pain such as headaches and aches and pains. Addiction to painkillers can happen if taken over a long period of time. Also, irritation of the stomach, liver and kidney damage can...
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