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.
Administer Medication to Individuals and Monitor the Effects
Knowledge and skills
Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication.
Identify current legislation, guidelines, policies and protocols relevant to the administration of medication.
Showcasing your knowledge: –
Tutor marked assignment – one of:
a) Assessment Pack
b) Resource Pack
All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system
Prior Learning / Certificates
Showcasing your skills: –
Minutes of Meetings
Supervision / Appraisals Records
Medication Administration Records
In put – Out put Records
Prior Learning / Certificates
Know about common types of medication and their use.
Describe common types of medication including their effects and potential side effects.
Identify medication which demands specific physiological measurements.
Describe the common adverse reactions to medication, how each can be recognised and the appropriate action(s) required.
Explain the different routes of medicine administration.
Understand procedures and techniques for the administration of medication.
Explain the types, purpose and function of materials and equipment needed for the administration of medication via the different routes.
Identify the required information from prescriptions/ medication administration charts.
Be able to prepare for the administration of medication.
Apply standard precautions for infection control.
Explain ways to ensure the appropriate timing of medication.
Obtain the individual’s consent and offer information, support and reassurance throughout, in a manner which encourages their co-operation and which is appropriate to their needs and concerns.
Select, check and prepare correctly the medication according to the medication administration record or medication information leaflet.
Be able to administer and monitor medication.
Select the route for the administration of medication, according to the individual’s medication administration record and the drug to be administered, and prepare the site if necessary.
Safely administer the medication:
• in line with legislation and local policies • in a way which minimises pain, discomfort and trauma to the individual
Describe how to report any immediate problems with the administration.
Monitor the individual’s condition throughout, recognise any adverse effects and take the appropriate action without delay
Explain why it may be necessary to confirm that the individual actually takes the medication and does not pass the medication to others.
Maintain the security of medication and related records throughout the process.
Return medication and related records to the correct place for storage.
Describe how to dispose of out of date and part-used medications in accordance with legal and organisational requirements