Assignment on Policy Handle Medication

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Supporting use of medicationin social care setting
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION:..........................................................................................................................1P1 Current policy and legislation that governs the handling of medication in social care....1P2 Roles and responsibility of people involved in medication in social care........................1P3 How information about an individual's medication can be accessed................................2P4 Routes by which medication can be administered............................................................2P5 Different forms in which medication may be presented...................................................3P6 How equipment can assist in administrating of medication..............................................3P7 Describe the data that must be recorded in medication.....................................................3P8 Explain safe storage of different medications...................................................................4P9 Explain how to dispose unused medication safely............................................................4CONCLUSION:...............................................................................................................................5REFERENCES:...............................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTION:Medication is given to person to improve his health. Also, it helps in giving treatment topeople suffering from various disease. Moreover, medication in social care helps in improvingthe quality of life. Strong polices are developed by government to ensure that medicines areproperly disposed off otherwise it will affect others health. This assignment will show howpolicy handle medication and what are the roles of people involved in it. Moreover, differentforms of medication and equipments used in itP1 Current policy and legislation that governs the handling of medication in social careThere are various policies and legislation in medication in social care that are as follows:-The medicines Act 1968-It is the base on which license, sale and manufacture of medicines aredone. This means that a pharmacist can only dispense medicine only when it is prescribed bydoctor. Without prescription if drugs or medicines are given it is an offence (Shidhaye, Lund,and Chisholm, 2015).Misuse of Drugs act 1971 –It controls the use of dangerous or harmful drugs. Also, it preventsthe misuse of these drugs.The Health Act 2006-It states that all hospitals and care centres must appoint an accountableofficer. Moreover, police inspection will be there to inspect the stock and records of drugs in thehospitals and healthcare organisation. It is applied across UK.The misuse of drug safe custody regulation 2007- It is related to keeping track record of drugs.It means storing and handling of drugs. (Kales, Gitlin, and Lyketsos, 2014).P2 Roles and responsibility of people involved in medication in social careDifferent roles and responsibility are followed by people who are involved in providingmedication. It depends upon his ability and skills.Be aware of patients needs and requirements.Communicate with him to share his problem or issues. It will hep in prescribingmedicines accordingly.Following up patient so that necessary arrangements can be made.Knowing patient history including previous ADR's1
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