Administering Medication to Individuals and Monitoring their Affects
1.1 Identify current legislation,guidelines, policies and protocols relevant to the admistration of medications.
Medicines Act 1968
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
Misuses of Drugs (safe custody) Regs 2007
Mental Capacity Act 2005
Health and Social Care Act 2008.
2.1 Describe common types of medication including their effects and side effects.
Pain Killers-Paracetamol, Asprin and Ibuprofen.
These are used for the relief of common aches and pains such as headache, toothache, period pains, fever and symptoms associated with cold and influenza, muscular and joint pains. These medicines are considered over-the-counter medicines and available without the need for …show more content…
2.4 Explain the different routes of medicine administration.
A, ORAL-Taken by mouth. This medicine type is swallowed and can be tablet,capsule or liquid form.
B, SUBLINGUAL- This is taken under the tongue or to dissolve in the mouth and can be tablet or spray.
C, INHALATION-This medicine is 'breathed' in to reach the lung/respiritory system.
D, TOPICAL-This type is applied to an area to be treated in the form of cream, ointment or gel.Usually applied onto skin but can also be appled to eyes,ears, nose and mouth.
E, TRANSDERMAL-This is medicine applied