Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects:
1.1 Current legislation include; Health and Social Care Act, the Medicine Act and the Misuse of Drugs Act. Control of substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations, Health and safety at work act, the misuse of drugs (safe custody) regulations, essential standards, data protection act, hazardous waste regulations.
Guidelines include the Nursing Midwifery Guidelines for the management of medicine administration, where registered nurses and senior carer for residential units such as myself. I should abide the guidelines at all times.
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Only after training can these medications be administered.
Intramuscular medications involve giving an injection. This route can only be done by a doctor or trained nurse.
‘The individual’s details: their full name, address and date of birth. The medication: the name of the medication, the dose, strength, frequency to be taken, the route and form, when the medication should be started and ended.
Other: special instructions, any known allergies, prescriber signature.
I always check and read service user’s daily report before administering in order to avoid over dose, for example a service user might have been given Paracetamol before the due time on the MAR charts due to pain the individual complained. All medication have a specific time difference before second dose could be administered, such as Paracetamol where two tablets 4-6 hours difference is allowed for adult person a day. Checking and double checking MAR charts is essential in order to minimize risk of overdose and also if service user is not taking their medication, it need to be recorded and informed their doctor, so that alternative option can be put in