1.1 Identify legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings
The Medicines Act 1968
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Mental Capacity Act 2005
The Misuse of Drugs Safe Custody Regulations
The Data Protection Act 1998 plus equality legislation
The Access to Health Records Act 1990
1.2 Outline the legal classification system for medication
The classification system relates to The Medicines Act 1968. The Act has three categories of medicine POM- Prescription only medication which you can get from your pharmacist but has to be prescribed by a practitioner. PO- Pharmacy Only medicines these can be purchased without a prescription. GSL- General Sales List these medicines can be brought from any shop without a prescription.
1.3 Explain how and why policies and procedures or agreed ways of working must reflect and incorporate legislative requirements
Policies and procedures are put into place to make sure that legislation is being followed and the service users and staff are safe and all needs are being met, inclusive practice and diversity is being followed and the setting is staying within the law.
2.1 Identify common types of medication Antibiotic, Analgesic, Laxative, Antipsychotic, Anti-depressants, Diuretic
2.2 List conditions for which each type of medication may be prescribed Antibiotic- medicines used to treat and prevent infections Analgesic- used to relieve pain. Laxative- used to treat constipation Antipsychotics- are medicines that are used to treat mental health illnesses. Anti-depressants- used to treat depression or to prevent it from occurring. Diuretic- used to remove excess water from your body.
2.3 Describe changes to an individual’s physical or mental well-being that may indicate an adverse reaction to a medication Adverse reactions can be different in each individual and it is