HSC 3047

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HSC 3047: SUPPORT USE OF MEDICATION IN SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS OUTCOME 1 1.1. Identify the legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings - The following legislations have a direct impact on the handling of medications within a social care setting: ·The Medicines Act 1968: basis for licensing, sale, supply and manufacture of medicines. ·The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971: this Act is designed to control the use of dangerous or potentially harmful drugs such as opiates (drugs which are derived from opium plants). This Act also is designed to prevent the misuse of controlled drugs. ·The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001: Act which intends to prevent the non-medicinal use of certain drugs, particularly those that can lead to…show more content…
2.3. Describe changes to an individual’s physical or mental well-being that may indicate an adverse reaction to a medication. - Some changes to an individual’s physical well-being includes: rashes, breathing difficulties, swellings, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stiffness, shaking, headaches, drowsiness, constipation, weight gain (whether these changes are the result of a medication), we need to check contraindications and medicine interactions before administration. OUTCOME 3 3.1. Describe the roles and responsibilities of those involved in prescribing, dispensing and supporting use of medication - The doctor’s role is to determine what medication the patient needs. It is his/ her responsibility to prescribe the correct medication, the dose, and the type of medication needed and the correct amount to be administered. - The chemist’s role is to dispense the medication that is written on the prescription. It is his/ her responsibility to make sure that the items they give out are correct and are exactly the same as what is written on the prescription. If there are any mistakes then they should contact the doctor who prescribed the medication. - The carer’s role is to make sure that the service user gets their medication. It is his/ her responsibility to give the service user the correct medication, at the correct time with the correct dose. Everything that is given out must match what is printed on the MAR sheet and must be
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