Qcf Level 2 Medication Unit Essay

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Unit 4222-616 Administer medication to individuals, and monitor the effects (ASM 34) Outcome 1 Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to the administration of medication 1. In the workplace there is a generic Medication Management Policy and Procedures for Adult Services (Issue 10, 2012) document. This is kept to hand in a locked cupboard, readily available to read. It requires that all Healthcare Staff are given mandatory training and refreshers are provided. Legislation which surrounds the administration of medication includes The Medicines Act 1968, The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, The Data Protection Act 1998, The Care Standards Act 2000 and The Health and Social Care Act 2001 Outcome 2 Know about common…show more content…
4. There are a number of different routes of medicine administration these include: Oral Into the mouth Tablets, capsules and liquids Rectal Into the intestine Gel Topical Application to the skin Creams and lotions Subcutaneous Under the skin Insulin Nasal Into the nose Spray Intravenous Into a vein Sterile nutritional solutions Intravitreal Into the eye Drops Outcome 3 Understand procedures and techniques for the administration of medication. 1. There are a number of types of materials and equipment needed for the administration of medication via the different routes. They all serve a type and purpose these include: Medicine Pot Place pills into. Insures all tablets are placed together safely for the service user to access, in line with the carers no contact method. Also facilitates and promote independent administering. Spoon Place medicine onto. Safely measures the correct amount of liquid medicine and facilitates and promote independent administering. Syringes Place medicine onto. Safely measures the amount of liquid medicine and can be given slower than if placed onto a spoon. Also facilitates and promote independent administering. Medicine Cabinet Holds all Medication. Stores all the medication together securely in a locked place. It also protects staff and service users. Dose Up Box Holds Pills. Ensures all the pills are separated into the correct times as well as days. And
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