Scenario
You are currently undertaking your training in Adult Nursing, as part of your training; your supervisor has asked you to produce a presentation on different types of medications that may be prescribed or administered to individuals in health and social care settings.
Task 1 Presentation

Task 1 Presentation
In which you

Select three Health Care or Social Care settings.
Select at least 4 legislations and 3 regulations from the list below:

Medicines Act 1968 + amendments
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Controlled Drugs) + amendments
Mental Capacity Act 2005
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Access to Health Records Act 1990
Data Protection Act 1998
COSHH Regulations 1999
Care Standards Act 2000 (receipt, storage and administration of medicines)
Administration and Control of Medicines in Care Homes and Children’s Services June 2003
Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005

With reference to a) and b) explain how these apply to prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing and disposing of medications

Task 2 Essay

In the form of an Essay:
Extend your work by discussing how organisational policies and procedures are influenced by the legislations and guidelines selected in task 1

Extend your work further by evaluating the effect of legislation and guidelines has influenced the prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing and disposing of medications in your selected setting in task 1
You must consider the strengths of the legislation and guidelines as well as any potential limitations

Task 3 Report Due
Prepare a report in which you explain the roles and responsibilities of the professionals in the case study with regards to prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing and disposal of medications?

Compare the responsibilities and level of accountability assigned to different individuals mentioned in P4 who are involved in prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing and disposal of medications.

Task 3 Report

In health and social Care Settings medicines need to be stored correctly to make sure they work properly (e.g. if stored at wrong temperature, the
medicines may become inactive).

Prepare a report in which you:

Explain safe practice in prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing and disposal of medications. Relate to the case study where appropriate.
Extend your work further by discussing how OneStop Care Home can ensure safe practice when prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing and disposing of medications
Evaluate the role of safe practice when prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing and disposing of medications in terms of outcomes for the residents, staff and other professionals involved at OneStop Care Home.

Consider looking at the strength and potential limitation of the safe practice used within your work placement environment for example obtaining patient consent, preparation prior to administration of medicines, risk assessment, storage and administration of correct dose of the correct medication to individuals.

Evidence you must produce for this task Leaflet & Essay & Report
Criteria covered by this task:
To achieve the criteria you must show that you are able to: Unit Criterion reference
P3
Explain relevant sections of key legislation and associated guidelines with regard to the administration of medicines.
M1
Discuss how organisational policies and procedures are influenced by legislation and guidelines with regard to the administration of medicines
D1
Evaluate the effect of legislation and guidelines on the administration of medicines
P4
Explain the roles and responsibilities of individuals with regard to the administration of medicines in a health or social care setting
P5
Explain safe practice in the administration and storage of medicines
M2
Compare the responsibilities and level of accountability assigned to individuals involved in the administration of medicines
M3
Discuss how to ensure safe practice in the administration and storage of medicines
D2
Evaluate the role of safe practice in the administration and storage of medicines in terms of outcomes for individuals

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