HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication


UNIT DESCRIPTION

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication.The skill to assist clients with medication must be carried out in accordance with the legislation, regulations, and government policy and industry guidelines

PRE-REQUISITES

There are no pre-requisites to this unit of competency

WHO SHOULD DO THIS SHORT COURSE?

This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.
If you work in an Aged Care, Home and Community (HAC) and in a Disability setting, this short course is highly recommended.

ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS

Skills MUST be demonstrated in the workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios to capture the full range of contexts and situations that can occur in the workplace. This will allow for performance evidence in areas such as:
• Checking of the care plan and confirming details
• Checking medication, including expiry dates and dosage instructions and confirmation of Client identity
• Calculation of correct dosage
• Conducting pre-and post-administration client checks
• Cleaning of equipment
• Disposal and storage of medications per organisation procedures and procedures
• completion of accurate documentation

RTO REQUIREMENT

Participants in this short course should be
(i) Currently in the industry where their employers will provide an opportunity for placement or
(ii) Find an employer who is willing to provide the opportunity

Our RTO regrets inability to provide placement for this unit of competency due to the employers’ reluctance to take in participants not known to them

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

You will learn among other things:
• Storage and handling of medications
• Self preparation before assisting a client with medication
• Client preparation before assisting with medication
• Confirming procedures for medication to be administered
• Personal hygiene procedures in assisting with medication
• Duty of care procedures
• Commonly used medications and terminologies to be aware of
• Completing the required documentation
• Appropriate action to take when incidences occur
• Supervision of Clients during their self administration of medication
• Possible reactions and side effects from medications
• Assist/support medication administration according to prescription/instructions
• The R’s (rights) of medication such as correct person, dose, route, etc
• Complying with organisation’s procedures and procedures for handling the range of issues/ contingencies which may arise
• Polypharmacy issues
• Completing medication distribution and documentation.

COURSE DURATION

Facilitated theory and practical workshop – 2 days
Observation in an actual workplace environment for 3 days

AWARD

Participants will be issued with a nationally recognized Statement of Attainment (SOA) upon successful completion of both the theory and practical components of the short course

CHARGES

$ 300 per participant
$ Group discounts apply for employer groups. Please contact the Operations Manager on 0414376163

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