level 2 certificate in understanding the safe handling of medicines

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Assessment 2

Supply, Storage and Disposal of Medication.

Question 1. Identify the purpose of a precription:-

A prescription can be identified as legally authorised written instruction by a prescribing officer to a pharmacist to dispense medication.

Question 2. Carla has received a delivery of medication from the pharmacy. List the information that she should check prior to storing the medication away:-
a) The dispensed medication has the correct service users name on the label/prescription.
b) The dispensed medication is the same as that is on the label/prescription.
c) The quantity received is the same as that on the label/prescription
d) The strength is the same as that on the label/prescription
e) The form of
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The supplying pharmacist may also need to repackage any medication that has been supplied in a monitored dose system.

When a service user is transferred to a new setting, a record should be made of the medicines that were sent with the individual. The record should detail the:
a) Date of transfer
b) Name, form and strength of the medicine
c) Quantity being transferred
d) Name of the service user for whom the medication is prescribed
e) Details of any guidance instructions regarding the medication
f) Signature of the member of staff who arranged the transfer
g) Signature of the member of staff who received the medication at the point of transfer.

Question 8. Explain how the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 relate to the storage of medication:-

In order to comply with the COSHH Regulations 2002, in relation to the storage of medicine, the organisation must ensure that:
1) Medicines are stoed in a secure and safe manner
2) Medicines are not used beyond their expiry date/past their “shelf life”
3) There is adequate ventilation in the clinical room/storage area
4) Procedures are issued for actions to take if a spillage occurs
5) Medicines are safely and appropriately disposed of
6) Staff receive training in the safe storage

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