EMPOWERING USERS OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Task 4: Understand how good practice in the administration of medicine is essential for users of
health and social care services.
(recommended word up to 500 report)
On the final day (day 4) of the induction your manager has asked you to provide a small report
where the focus will be on monitoring and managing administration of medication.
What you must do
4.1. review current legislation, codes of practice and policy that apply to the handling of
please use this examples; ORDERING AND MAINTAINING, ADMINISTRATION, STORAGE, RECORDING,DISPOSAL
4 2. evaluate the effectiveness of policies and procedures within a health and social care
setting for administering medication.
[P4.1, P4.2, M1, D3]
? To achieve M1, complex problems with more than one variable have to be explored in Identifying
which current legislation, codes of practice and policy apply to the handling of medication.
NATIONAL STANDARDS; CURRENT STANDARDS AND LEGISLATION; CODE OF PRACTICE AND POLICIES; NATIONAL INQUIRIES eg shipman inquiry; ethical issues; service user choice; acceptable risk; standard for medication
? To achieve D3, convergent and lateral thinking has to be applied in evaluating the effectiveness of
policies and procedures for the administration of medication within a health and social care setting.
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