Level 3 diploma in health and social care unit 80

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Unit 80 Outcome 1 1.1 Understand the 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 Medicines Act 1968 The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (and later amendments) The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973 (and later amendments) The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), COSHH The Mental Capacity Act (2005) The Access to health records Act (1990), The Data Protection Act (1998) plus equality legislation. 1.2 Outline the legal classification system for medication. The classification of medicines are all related to the medicines act 1968, while working with medication it is good to have an understanding and working…show more content…
• Painkillers • Antidepressants • Antibiotics • Antipsychotic • Aspirin • Diabetes Medications • Beta-blockers • Laxatives 2.2 List conditions for which each type of medication may be prescribed? Painkillers: Painkillers are medicines that are used to treat pain. There are a large number of painkillers available and they all come in various different brand names. They can be taken by: mouth as liquids, tablets, or capsules, by injection, or via the rectum (back passage) - for example, suppositories. Some painkillers are also available as a creams or an ointment. Antidepressants: Antidepressants are a type of medication used to treat depression or prevent it recurring. They can also be used to treat a number of other conditions, including: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Antidepressants are also sometimes used to treat people with long-term (chronic) pain. Antipsychotic: Antipsychotics (also known as neuroleptics or major tranquilizers) are a class of psychiatric medication primarily use to manage psychosis (including delusions, hallucinations, or disordered thought), in particular in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and are increasingly being used in the management of non-psychotic disorders. Aspirin: Aspirin also known as acetylsalicylic acid is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an
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