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DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE....SUPPORT USE OF MEDICATION IN SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS

Author stheronell
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#1 | Posted: 25 May 2011 00:44
please can you help me with these questions..
1.1 Identify legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings
1.2 Outline the legal classification system for medication
1.3 Explain how and why policies and procedures or agreed ways of working must reflect and incorporate legislative requirements

2.1 Identify common types of medication
2.2 List conditions for which each type of medication may be prescribe
2.3 Describe changes to an individual's physical or mental well-being that may indicate an adverse reaction to a medication

3.1 Describe the roles and responsibilities of those involved in prescribing, dispensing and supporting use of medication
3.2 Explain where responsibilities lie in relation to use of 'over the counter' remedies and supplements

4.1 Describe the routes by which medication can be administered
4.2 Describe different forms in which medication may be presented
4.3 Describe materials and equipment that can assist in administering medication
Author spike
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#2 | Posted: 31 May 2011 10:39
You must have some ideas for most of these. If you don't you might want to talk to your assessor about changing the unit.
Author cazzy
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#3 | Posted: 31 May 2011 15:40
Your assessor should be including some training when they are delivering the units, we normally do a training session where we will go through the main point of administering medication. Ask your assessor to go through the points with you, they should be there to guide you, or point you in the right direction
Author mpalajabu
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#4 | Posted: 25 Jul 2011 19:28
1. explain how and why policies and procedures or agreed ways of working must reflect and in corporate legislative requirements.



2. describe how ethical issues that may arise over the use of medication can be addressed.
Author razbags
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#5 | Posted: 11 Sep 2011 23:24
Hey I have sorted most of the above, but could someone outline the ethical concerns and how to mitigate them - other than YP's lack of understanding of the effects etc.

Also why confidentiality may be a concern?
Author Clare2365
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#6 | Posted: 22 Aug 2012 21:42
Hi please can anyone help me to outline the legal classification system for medication
Many thanks
Clare
Author jonnyp
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#7 | Posted: 16 Oct 2012 14:35
Q List the routes by which medication can be administered

A -

*Orally The majority of medicines are administered via this route. Tablets, capsules, liquids, suspensions and mixtures are all examples of medicines administered orally

*Sublingually This is where tablets or liquids are administered under the tongue for speed of absorption. Common examples of medicines administered sublingually are GTN spray and tablets for angina or buprenorphine tablets for pain.

*Inhalation administration This method is used mostly for patients who have chronic respiratory problems such as asthma. This enables the medicine to be delivered to the site where it is most needed the lungs. Inhalers and nebules (For use in a nebuliser) are common examples of this route of delivery

*Intramuscular (IM) injection administration This medicine is injected directly into large muscles in the body. Usually in the legs or bottom. This can only be performed by a doctor or trained nurse.

*Intravenous (IV) injection administration The medicine is administered directly into the veins. Medicines are rapidly absorbed into the body via this route, which is advantageous when a situation is life threatening. Again this can only be performed by a doctor or trained nurse

*Subcutaneous injection administration With this injection, the medicine is administered directly under the skin. A common example of a medicine administered via this route is insulin. Medicines are injected in the fat layer beneath the skin.

*Instillation administration With this method, the medicine is in the form of a suspension or liquid that can be instilled in a number of ways; via the eyes, nose or ears.

*Rectal administration Medicines administered into the body by this route are absorbed very quickly. Suppositories are available for this route of administration and are inserted high into the rectum.

*Vaginal administration For medicines administered by this route, pessaries are formulated or creams applied using a special applicator. These are normally used to treat conditions of the vagina for example vaginal thrush.

*Topical application administration - This is where creams, ointments and gels are applied directly to the skin. They can be used to treat skin conditions or can be used as a delivery route for an analgesic (a painkiller)

*Transdermal patch administration The transdermal patch is a more common route of administration than a few years ago. Examples include fentanyl patches, HRT patches and nicotine patches. The drug is slowly released slowly from the patch over a set period of time and is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream
Author jonnyp
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#8 | Posted: 16 Oct 2012 14:40
Q List different forms in which medication may be presented

A The majority of medicines are formulated for oral administration. This means they are taken via the mouth, in the form of a tablet, capsule, liquid or suspension. These medicines come in a variety of shapes and sizes, colours and tastes. Solid dose oral formulations are made either as tablets or capsules, and are formulated to aid compliance and reduce adverse effects. As well as tablets and capsules, oral medicines can also be delivered by liquids, suspensions and syrups. Again, these are formulated to aid compliance. Liquid preparations are measured when administered, using a 2.5ml or 5ml spoon, oral syringe or a medicine tot. All liquid preparations must be shaken before measuring out the dose
Author jonnyp
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#9 | Posted: 16 Oct 2012 14:50
Q Describe materials and equipment that can assist in administering medication

A There is a variety of medical devices to enable people to take there medicines. As a support worker I am aware of the different products on the market to aid compliance with prescribed medicines.

*Compliance aids these are used to encourage and support people to take their medicines. They may promote both concordance and compliance

*Monitored dosage system (MDS) An MDS is usually used for solid oral dosage medicines such as tablets or capsules.

*Inhalers A variety of different inhalers are available on the market. Aerosols, dry powder inhalers, nebules and powder inhalers are marketed in a variety of preparations from turbo halers, auto halers, accu halers and evo halers

*Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and naso gastric (NG) tube administration some people may not be able to swallow medicines in the conventional way but they could be administered via NG or PEG tubes
Author Loisitah
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#10 | Posted: 12 May 2013 12:12
so when they asking "describe different forms in which medication may be presented" it is asking what forms the medication comes in? like tablets, patch or creams etc?
Author buttons123
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#11 | Posted: 17 May 2013 13:14
ive done most of the above but im stuck on this question
demonstrate how to support an individual to use medication in ways that promote hygiene, safety, dignity and active participation?
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