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.
This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.
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• Establish scope of own ability to provide assistance with medication according to organisation guidelines and jurisdictional regulatory requirements
• Correctly identify and greet each client, explain administration procedures and prepare them for medication
• Complete medication administration records according to organisation procedures and regulatory requirements
• Complete medication storage procedures in compliance with legislation and own role responsibility
The Student must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role.
Students must be working in an Aged Care facility or similar workplace.
You should have access to a Registered nurse who will be able to act as third party observer/assessor for your workplace observations.