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Describe the roles and responsibilities with regard to the administration of medicines in a health and social care setting

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Describe the roles and responsibilities with regard to the administration of medicines in a health and social care setting Prescription: Most of the prescriptions that carers administer to patients are prescribed by a doctor, nurse or a pharmacist. Medicines should be administered as they are written on the prescription. The Prescriptions are written in Latin or in abbreviated version by the doctor. It is important that the medication goes to the person that described for it as it is there property. Looking at the Medicines Act 1968, it states that the medicines should only be administered to the person who it was prescribed, labelled and supplied to, meaning that medication cannot be stored and given to any individual, medication can included such as include dressings, nutritional supplement and catheters. It is vital that there is a second peorosn with the health care worker medication is given out to the patient. New individual's medications: : When new individuals receive care, the health and social care professionals have to check their medication received and the current medication that they are receiving. ...read more.

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The information should be checked if it is accurate by a second member of staff and sign it confirm. It is important that the written confirmation is always written of any dose change following a verbal instruction as soon as possible, for example, a fax from the doctor detailing the dose change. * Verbal orders should include: * Date and time * Doctors name * Individuals name * Name of the medicine * New dose and frequency * Any special instructions * Name of the person who recorded the information * Name of the 2nd person who checked the information Confidentiality: Health and social care workers most keep service user's information confidential. They should not talk about the patient's medical condition or anything regarding the patient personal information. They should only have a discussion about the patient's condition to the health care professionals that are involved within the individuals care otherwise this information should not be given to anyone else. ...read more.

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They are also able to prescribe some medicines. Registered manager: Registered manager are in charge for any action that happens within the care service that is registered under the care standards act. This includes all the processes that happen regarding medication. Social care staff: social care staff can administer the medicine in care services without nursing. They take responsibility for some tasks such as: Ordering, receipt and storage disposal of medicines Designated member of staff: These individuals are responsible for the whole process of medicine management in the care service Ancillary staff: These are normally the untrained staffs that have no responsibility for medicine management. Some may undertake personal care which may involve application of creams. It is important that they are trained before they undertake the tasks. Clerical staff / administrators: They deal with MAR [medication administration records] charts, arranging doctor's appointment and training sessions and other routine clerical work. They would not be expected to handle any medication. ?? ?? ?? ?? BTEC National Diploma Working with Medication in Health and Social Care Nosheen Kauser (P3) ...read more.

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It could be expanded by trying to relate the work to care principles and to setting policies and procedures.

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