Medical Assisgnment for Diploma Level 3

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Support use of the medication.

1. Identify legislation that governs the use of medication in the social care settings.

The Medicines Act 1968, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (and later amendments), the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973 (and later amendments), the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), COSHH, the Mental Capacity Act (2005) the Access to health records Act (1990), the Data Protection Act (1998) plus equality legislation.

2. Outline the legal classification system for medication.

The classification of medicines are all related to the medicines act 1968, while working with medication it is good to have an understanding and working knowledge of the common types of medication by training that should be
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These medicines are potent and may interact with medicines that the doctor has prescribed for residents. The care provider is under no obligation to provide this treatment. But if homely remedies are purchased for occasional use by residents, the care provider must have a written policy that details the following:
• which medicines are kept for immediate relief of mild symptoms that a resident may choose to self-treat in their own home
• the indications for offering the medicines
• the dose to give and how often it may be repeated before referring to the resident’s doctor
• how to establish with the resident’s GP that the remedies will not interact with other prescribed medicines
• how to obtain the resident’s consent to treatment that the doctor has not prescribed
• how the administration will be recorded.

9. Describe the routes by which medication can be administered.

Oral
Nasal
Transdermal
Rectal
sub-cutaneous intra-muscular intravenous

10. Describe different forms in which medication may be presented. tablet or capsule sublingual (SL) - under the tongue buccal - in the cheek
Suppository
vaginal [per vagina (PV)] - inserted in the vagina rectal [per rectum (PR)] - inserted in the rectum inhalation inhaled through the nose or mouth aerosol -spray (fluid) nebulizer - device used to produce a fine spray or mist, often in a metered dose (fluid) intradermal - within the

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