Administer Medication to Individuals - DK2X 04 (SFHCHS3)
Almitas Training and Consultancy Ltd
This unit covers the administration of medication to individuals and monitoring the effects. This role is complex and will not be the role of all care staff, only those designated to undertake this activity according to their expertise and employers decisions. Assessment will be undertaken within the workplace Undertaking this unit will support progression in employment as a Senior Care Worker with responsibilty for carrying out this task The unit applies to all medication used for and by individuals, both prescribed and non - prescribed. This standard is intended to be used in a variety of care settings including hospitals, nursing and residential homes, hospices, and community settings including the individual's own home and GP surgeries. This unit does not cover the use and administration of intra - venous medication.
You need to be working within a care setting and be supported by your employer to do the qualification You must have an active role in administering medication and have completed medication competencies within the workplace.