Unit 33 Supporting Use of Medication in Social Care

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Unit 33 - Supporting Use of Medicationin Social Care Setting
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1LO 1.................................................................................................................................................1P1. Current policies and legislations governing medication in social care settings..............1LO2.........................................................................................................................................2P2. Roles and responsibilities of people in social care settings.............................................2LO3.........................................................................................................................................2P3. Explaining way details of medication of an individual will be accessed........................2P4. Various routes by which medication can be given..........................................................3P5. Identify different forms in which medications can be presented...................................3P6. Ways the equipment assist in medications......................................................................4LO4.........................................................................................................................................4P7. way data is recorded on usage of medications...............................................................4LO5.........................................................................................................................................5P8 Safe storage of various medications..................................................................................5P9 Disposal of unwanted and unused medication..................................................................5CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5REFERENCES................................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTIONThe social health care services play a vital role in execution of various medical functionsin society. It helps in betterment of people and support them to provide effective health servicesand well-being. For this report, Nuffield Trust is been taken as organisation of context. Thereport will cover policies and legislations which are followed in medication. Also, roles andresponsibilities of support staff are taken into considerationand various routes of accessingmedication is been done along with its various forms (Nelson and Staggers, 2016).Differentequipment to provide medication facilities to people are discussed here. Along with this,different data recording methods and safe storage of medication are discussed along withdisposal of unused medications as well.LO 1P1. Current policies and legislations governing medication in social care settingsVarious legal measures and legislations are used by social care setting to gain a betteridea about medication. Some major acts and policies are as follows:Medicines Act 1968:This act includes proper measures to manufacture effectivemedicines for human use. Besides this, proper handling and supplying of medications aretaken into effective consideration in act.Health Act 2006:It will help in better handling of different care functions that will helpin significant measures which will support firm to avoid any sort of health impactingactions like smoking, drinking, etc. that can affect health and well-being of individuals insociety (American Diabetes Association, 2016.).Controlled Drugs Regulations 2013:TheControlled Drugs Regulations 2013 Acthelps in effective management of various measures which will lead to significant controlover certain drugs that can be harmful for human consumption. It will preventmanufacturing and selling of prohibited drugs in excess or without licence.Misuse of Drugs Act 2001:It is a legal method that will look after avoidance of illegalmisuse of medication by social care services. This will prevent any sort of overuse andwastage of vital drugs.1
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