HSC3047 Support use of medication in social care settings

Outcome 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
  * The misuse of drugs Regulation 2001
  * The misuse of drugs safe custody Regulations 2007
  * The health and social Act 2008
  * The health Act 2006

  2. Outline the legal classification system for medication.

POM- Prescribtion only medicines
OTC or P- over the counter or pharmacy medicines
GSL- General sales list
CD- Controlled Drugs

  3. Explain how and why policies and procedures or agreed ways of working must reflect and incorporate legislative requirements.

All care establishments should have a medicines policy to give care workers and nurses’ guidance on procedures for medicines management including:
Storage and ordering/disposal procedure
• Medicines error/incident management
• Covert medicines/consent
  *   Non prescribed medicines
  *   Administration of creams and nutritional supplements
• PRN medicines (medicine taken occasionally as required

Outcome 2 Know about common types of medication and their use

  1. Identify common types of medication.

Antibiotic | Amoxicillin |
Analgesic | Paracetamol |
Antacid | Gaviscon |
Anticoagulant | Warfarin |
Diuretic | Furosemide |
Antihypertensive | Ramipril |
Laxative | Lactulose |
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory | Aspirin |

  2. list conditions for which each type of medication may be prescribed

  3. describe changes to an individual’s physical or mental well-being that may indicate an adverse reaction to a medication

Outcome 3 Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medication in social care settings

1.   Describe the roles and responsibilities of those involved in prescribing, dispensing and
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