Administer Medication to Individuals and Monitor the Effects


      1.1 Identify current legislation, guidelines policies and protocols relevant to the administration of medication.

*The medicines act 1968
*The health and safety at work act 1974
*The misuse of drugs act 1985
*health and social care act
*Data protection act

      2.1 Describe common types of medication including their effects and potential side effects.

*Analgesics:-Codeine it is used for pain relief and the side effects can be headaches, nausea and dizziness.

*Antibiotics:-Amoxicillin, it is a penicillin based antibiotics which fights bacteria in the body and fight infections. The side effects can be fever, joint pain, red skin rash and dark coloured urine.

*Anticoagulants:-Warfarin, it is used to prevent blood clotting. The side effects can be passing urine, severe bruising, prolonged nose bleeds, and headaches.

      2.2 Identify medication which demands the measurements of specific physiological measurements.

*Insulin-Sugar levels.
*Serum Creatinine-Kidney function monitoring.
*Lithium-Control bipolar disorder.

      2.3 Describe the common adverse reactions to medication, how each can be recognised and the appropriate action(s) required.

An individual can have a adverse reaction to any drug they are taking. For example an individual can have a adverse reaction to penicillin, anaphylactic shock. The signs are swelling of the lips and face, a skin rash and breathing difficulties. These occur within an hour of the medications being administered. When individuals experience adverse reactions to medicines, seek medical advice, unless the reactions are so serious then an ambulance must be called and inform the workplace managers. All adverse reactions and full actions taken following advice must be recorded in full in the individual’s care plan, daily report and MAR.
      2.4 Explain the different routes of medicine administration.
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