• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

4 star(s)

A good essay relating to the administration of medicine. It covers the basics and has some good definitions.

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

4 Stars

Marked by teacher Sam Morran 24/10/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Effective communication - P1, P2, P3, M1

    You should tell another colleague where you are going and what time you are expected to be back, along with the name and address of the service user. This is good practise in the case of lone working. You should leave a code word in case of an emergency with

  2. Unit 3 - P4, M3, D2 Health and safety and responses to emergencies ...

    Because the patient has fell unconscious in a shopping centre on a trip, your attention will be on the patient and trying to save them so it will require you to put your things down. This will make it easy for someone to steal your things which will create a

  1. Outline current legislation, guidelines policies and procedure within own UK Home Nation affecting the ...

    Physical bullying can be anything that has physical contact between one individual to another and any form of violence or threats. E.g. pushing, kicking, hitting, biting, poking, choking, slapping or pinching. The potential effects on children and young adults that are bullied could be: ? Poor academic achievement.

  2. Unit 29-Applied Psychological Perspectives in Health and Social Care - P2, P3, P4 and ...

    Then the person may start to associate their drug with unpleasant feeling and eventually they may not drink alcohol again because of the unpleasant feeling that they have experienced previously. Social Learning Theory The Social Learning Theory approach for the treatment for addiction is offering someone who is struggling with

  1. Unit 17 - working in a social care sector - neo-natal nurses and ...

    need to have extensive technological skills, computer literacy and the ability to adapt to new programs quickly. * Writing aptitude; criminologists are required to take notes throughout the course of a case, therefore this requires solid written communication skills, and the ability to take notes and process thoughts into words rapidly.

  2. Unit 8: Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care - P2, P3, M2 and ...

    that make you feel?? and ?Can you identify what it is you are afraid of?? This is to help the service user break down the problems that they have and recognise its components part.

  1. Health and Social Care Unit 3 Health and Well being

    illness, they just see life as everyone has to die one day. Nagging symptoms that tend to develop in the person but not causing too much trouble tend to be ignored leading to diseases developing, such as cancers. By ignoring the initial warning signs the cancers or other diseases can then advance and spread throughout the person.

  2. P1- Explain how the application of relevant principles and values will enable professionals to ...

    a day. The care worker can monitor her holistically by seeing if Katie is active, if she?s not then the care worker could perhaps organise a trip to the park where Katie can feel free to run, walk and play.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work