Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.

 

Title

Understand the Administration of Medication

Type

Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence

1

Understand the current legislation, guidelines and policies relevant to the administration of medication.

1.1

Identify the current national legislation and guidelines relevant to the administration of medication.

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay

 

All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system

 

Professional Discussion

E-learning

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

Showcasing your skills:

Observations

Witness Testimonies

Workplace Records

Minutes of Meetings

Care Plans

Daily notes

Supervision / Appraisals Records

Medication Administration Records

In put – Out put Records

Turn Charts

Reports

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

1.2

Outline the organisational policies for the management and administration of medication.

1.3

Outline the legislation surrounding medicine-specific and patient-specific directives.

2

Understand the roles and responsibilities involved in the administration of medication.

2.1

Describe the responsibilities and accountability in relation to the administration of medication.

2.2

Explain the importance of working within organisational policies and procedures in relation to the administration of medication.

2.3

Explain the importance of working within own area of competence and seeking advice when faced with situations outside own area of competence.

3

Understand the requirements and procedures for the administration of medication

3.1

Explain the purpose and significance of the information which should be provided on the label of a medication.

3.2

Describe the different routes for the administration of medication.

3.3

Describe the type, purpose and function of materials and equipment needed for the administration of medication within own area of responsibility.

3.4

Describe the various aids which can be used to help individuals take their medication.

3.5

Explain the importance of applying standard precautions for infection control and the potential consequences of poor practice.

3.6

Explain why medication should only be administered against the individual’s medication administration record and in a way which is consistent with the prescriber’s advice.

4

Understand the requirements and procedures for ensuring an individual’s safety.

4.1

Explain the importance of identifying the individual for whom the medications are prescribed.

4.2

Explain the importance of confirming the medication against the prescription/protocol with the person leading the administration before administering it.

5

Be able to contribute to the management of medications and administration records.

5.1

Explain the importance of keeping accurate and up-to-date records of the administration of medication.

5.2

Contribute to completing the necessary records relating to the administration of medications legibly, accurately and completely.

5.3

Maintain the security of medication and related records throughout the administration process and return them to the correct place for storage.

5.4

Maintain the confidentiality of information relating to the individual at all times.

5.5

Check the stock level of medications and take action to obtain new stocks when required.

 

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