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View Unit : Support use of medication in social care settings

Unit
Unit Reference Number
F/601/4056
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Support use of medication in social care settings
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
40
Unit Credit Value
5
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.3 Health and Social Care
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

This unit must be assessed in line with Skills for Care and Development’s QCF Assessment Principles.

Learning outcomes 5, 7 and 8 must be assessed in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings

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

Know about common types of medication and their use

2.1

Identify common types of medication

2.2

List conditions for which each type of medication may be prescribed

2.3

Describe changes to an individual’s physical or mental well-being that may indicate an adverse reaction to a medication

3

Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medication in social care settings

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

Understand techniques for administering medication

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

5

Be able to receive, store and dispose of medication supplies safely

5.1

Demonstrate how to receive supplies of medication in line with agreed ways of working

5.2

Demonstrate how to store medication safely

5.3

Demonstrate how to dispose of un-used or unwanted medication safely

6

Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medication

6.1

Explain the importance of the following principles in the use of medication

• consent

• self-medication or active participation

• dignity and privacy

• confidentiality

6.2

Explain how risk assessment can be used to promote an individual’s independence in managing medication

6.3

Describe how ethical issues that may arise over the use of medication can be addressed

7

Be able to support use of medication

7.1

Demonstrate how to access information about an individual’s medication

7.2

Demonstrate how to support an individual to use medication in ways that promote hygiene, safety, dignity and active participation

7.3

Demonstrate strategies to ensure that medication is used or administered correctly

7.4

Demonstrate how to address any practical difficulties that may arise when medication is used

7.5

Demonstrate how and when to access further information or support about the use of medication

8

Be able to record and report on use of medication

8.1

Demonstrate how to record use of medication and any changes in an individual associated with it

8.2

Demonstrate how to report on use of medication and problems associated with medication, in line with agreed ways of working

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2.5.10.0L