Unit 4222-331 Support Use of Medication in Social Care Settings (Hsc 3047)

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Unit 4222-331 Support use of medication in social care settings (HSC 3047)
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 (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
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They are called Topical medicines | Yes | Inhaled medicines | Medication administered this way usually has a localised action on the area that requires treatment | Yes | Eye, ear and nose drops | Medication administered this way usually has a localised action on the area that requires treatment | Yes | Patches | Medication is contained within a plaster type patch and absorbed into the blood stream through the skin | Yes | Medication via a PEG tube | Medication (in a soluble form) given directly into the stomach via a gastric tube | No | Injections | Medication administered into muscle layer or subcutaneous – just under skin or intravenous – directly into the veins | No | Per Rectum(e.g. suppositories) | Medication absorbed in rectum – into circulation or sometimes for a localised | No | Per Vagina and other internal medicines (e.g. pessaries and internal creams) | Medication applied directly to the area that requires treatment | No |

2. Describe different forms in which medication may be presented.

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

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