HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication

HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication

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Course Outline

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance to a variety of clients and to support a client to self-administer their medication using the relevant mode of administration.  It also involves reading, understanding and accurately completing medication documentation such as care plans and medical charts after administration of medication.

Participants will learn about the importance of checking and confirming the care plan and details, client identity, correct medication including expiry dates, dosage instructions, correct dosage.  And conducting pre and post administration client checks, cleaning equipment, disposal and storage of medications according to organisation procedures.

The skills in this course apply to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication and must be used in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Course Delivery

This course will be delivered in a blended mode of online and workplace/classroom training and assessment.

Pre-requisites

Nil

Duration

14 days (2 weeks)

COST

$350

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Entry Requirements
  • Must be working in the health or community sectors with responsibility for medication and have completed a qualification in individual support, community services or similar.
  • Participants must be physically able to work effectively with clients, use administration equipment and resources to provide assistance to administer placebo medication to clients and store equipment after use.
  • Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.
  • Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face-to-face session.
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy: As part of the pre-training review, prospective students take part in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment that allows students to be placed into a course that is at the correct level for them.

ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace unless state or territory legislation prevents this occurring with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace. The following aspects of the performance evidence must have been demonstrated using simulation prior to demonstration in the workplace/with members of the general public

  • consistently adhered to procedures and regulatory requirements for assisting with medication, including:
  • checked the care plan and confirming details
  • checked medication, including expiry dates and dosage instructions
  • confirmed client identity
  • calculated correct dosage
  • conducted pre and post administration client checks
  • cleaned equipment and disposed and stored medications according to organisation procedures
  • completed accurate documentation

The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
  • placebo medication, administration equipment, charts and documentation
  • individualised plan
  • workplace policies and procedures

Corporate bookings are available.

CPR (001) & Basic Emergency Life Support (002) Included

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