Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication 1.1 Identify current legislation, guidelines policies and protocols relevant to the administration of medication The Medicines Acts 1968 and various amendments cover the legal management of medication. While care staff are not expected to have detailed
ASM34 1.1 Legislation – The Medicines Act, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations, The Health and Safety at Work Act, The Misuse of Drugs Act, The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations, Health and Social Care Act
Question 2. Carla has received a delivery of medication from the pharmacy. List the information that she should check prior to storing the medication away:-
Unit 47: Administer Medication to Individuals, and Monitor the Effects 1.1 Legislation and Policies Relevant to the Administration of Medication The Medicines Act 1968 This act is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom and it governs the manufacture and supply of medicine.
HSC 3047 Support use of medication in social care settings 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 COSHH 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
These medications must be precisely prepared and properly delivered. The common perception is that pharmacists prepare medications and technicians simply deliver them. This view of their job is both accurate and inaccurate.
rights, health, and safety of the patient.” This provision, identifying patients, medication safety are related because it is a nurse’s responsibility to protect the patient from harm and promote safety. Nurses are taught to use multiple checks before administering a drug and use two identifiers. These checks include checking the medication against the order when obtaining it, checking again when preparing the medication and the last check is done at the patient’s bedside prior to giving the medication. Also it is imperative to question any medication order that does not seem fit. The order should include a date, time, name of the medication, dosage strength, the route for
Legislation exercise DATA Protection Act 1998 What is your responsibility under the above act as a care worker in relation to;
Non care setting - Medications are often stored and administered in a variety of non-health care settings. These settings include: primary and secondary schools, Child day care centres, Board and care homes, Jails and prisons. In all these settings, employees frequently are responsible for handling and administering prescription and over-the-counter medications to clients or residents. Some organizations may employ licensed health professionals to directly manage the medication administration process. However, many of these settings have no licensed health professionals involved. Where medications are stored and administered to individuals, written policies and procedures should address the following: Acquisition of medications (e.g., from parents, caregivers, pharmacies), Specification of which personnel are allowed access to medications and allowed to administer medications to students, clients or residents, Labelling and packaging of medications managed for students, clients
Unit 4222-331 (HSC 3047) Support use of medication in social care settings The “rights” of safe medication administration Service user: verify identity of the service user Medicine: verify identity of medicine to be given Dose: verify the amount to be given, carefully determine the strength and the quantity Time: verify time for the medicine to be taken Route: verify the route by which the medicine is to be administered and follow procedures Assessment Criteria Outcome 1: Legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings 1. Identify legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings The following legislation has a direct impact on the handling of medication within a * It may be returned to the dispensing pharmacist for disposal. * Nursing care providers are not covered by this legislation and must make their own arrangements for the disposal of unwanted medicine through a licensed waste management company.
Drug classification is put into 1 of 3 groups’ A, B and C. Class A drugs are the most harmful. New psychoactive substances is a new drugs early warning system. There are many new drugs being discovered which cannot be classed as safe or legal, the new psychoactive substances service bans newly identified harmful drugs within days. The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 is the main law/legislation to control and classify drugs that are ‘dangerous or otherwise harmful’ when misused. The act makes it illegal for people to:
6. Right documentation- The seven rights should be documented with great detail along with any adverse events and instructions provided to the patient regarding being alert of reactions and what steps to take. This step should always follow the administration of medications. The person who has administered the medication needs to verify again that all the seven rights were followed to make sure that no medication errors were made. After the end of this order,without leaving any lines or spaces the person administering the order signs his or her name along with there credentials and followed by the date and time the order was given. In some instances the medical assistant may write down the information regarding a medication administered by the provider in the provider’s stead,but the provider still needs to sign, date and time the entry personally. The medical assistant should never document a medication for anyone else nor should anyone else record medication that the medical assistant (you)
The nurse must verify the physician’s medication order, including the dose and time, and then the pharmacy is responsible for their own checks and balances via the BCMA system in order to complete the dispensing phase of the medication (Gooder, 2011). The nurse enters the BCMA system with a login and password and is able then to see a list of the virtual due list for a specific patient. The computer on wheels is then taken to that patient’s room and the five rights of medication administration begin. As nurses, we are taught to use the five rights of drug administration are (1) right patient (2) right medication (3) right dose (4) right route and (5) right time. By scanning the barcode on the patient’s hospital identification band, the nurse then asks for the patient to verbally state their name and date of birth, which can be verified by the nurse on the virtual due list and then choses the medication that are due for administration at that time. The medication is dispensed and the nurse is able to scan the barcode on the medication, the scanning triggers the automatic documentation of the medication given (Kelly, 2012).
Chapter IV explains that not everyone in the healthcare profession is permitted to dispense medicine without a physician order, there are regulations and precautions that must be observed in order to prevent misunderstandings. It is very important to see out any situations that the patient may have that prevents them from healthcare whether it is transportation, medicine allergies or disabilities. According to a U.S Food and Drug Administration article, a medication error is "any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer. Such events may be related to professional practice, health care products, procedures,
Pharmacists have a main job as the sole distribute of medications, but before that they make sure it won’t react with any of a patients other medicines. They