Program Price is $229 (Subject to change)
Organisation discounts are available, please speak to a nurse on 1300 010 196 to discuss.
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Assist clients with medication (HLTHPS006)
If you are looking to gain medication competency then this is the program of study for you!
Taught by our AHPRA Registered Nurses in our Care Service facility (QHA Care Service) students will undertake study to be able to provide direct assistance with clients to take their medication.
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.
This program is taught at our Ormeau campus in our clinical skills laboratory and Care Service facility using our Care Service policies and procedures or within the workplace.
We are able to attend the workplace for organisations as required.
Although there are no entry requirements for this program of study, QHA recommends that all prospective students hold or are completing a community services qualification.
All theory is conducted online (840 Minutes) followed by a 4 hour face to face
workshop where students can apply their theoretical knowledge into practical demonstrations.
Assessors of this program must be a registered nurse or registered enrolled nurse or registered Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner.
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. Please contact us on 1300 010 196 for a quote.
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