Essay on UNIT 8 10

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10. Understand procedures regarding handling medication

10.1 Describe the main points of agreed procedures bout handling medication
10.2 Identify who is responsible for medication in a social care setting.
10.3 Explain why medication must only be handles following specialist training

10.1 Describe the main points of agreed procedures about handling medication
In the adult social care setting it is vital that when handling medications are involved, service providers must follow the organisational policies and procedures to the letter, as this is keeping in line with the law. It is important to acknowledge and be aware of your own limitations when it comes to handling medications; this ensures the safety of the service
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The service provider must have a record of medicines currently prescribed for that person. These should be signed when they are given as individual doses or full packs if the person

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