This skill set is for people working in various care and support roles in the community services industry who wish to develop skills in supporting people to self administer medication. The skill set is an accredited program for people who hold a current qualification in Aged Care, Home and Community Care or Disability work.
CHCSS00070: Assist clients with medication skill set
There are 2 Units of Competency which must be completed to achieve this Medication Skill Set:
- HLTAAP001 Recognise health body systems
- HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
These units of competency are compiled in to the following topics:
- scope of practice, the legalities of medication
- policies and procedures
- infection control basics, medication basics
- side effects vs adverse drug reactors
- common problems with medication use in older people, medication errors and incidences
- documentation, terms and abbreviations
- how do medications work in the body
- routes of administration
- assisting clients with medications
- environmental hazards relating to medications
Who should attend?
- Care Services Employees
- Personal Care Assistants
- Course participants must be currently working within the Community Care Industry.
Why you would undertake this study?
- Opportunity for you to advance in your industry
- Enhance your career path with Nationally Recognised skill set.
- Enhance your value to the facility you work at
- Improve your job satisfaction
- Meet your facility’s accreditation standards
- Keep up-to-date
- Enhance your skills for client care
What is required in the course?
- 2 modules of training requiring written answers to activities, case studies and a little research. (this can be done in a variety of combinations – online , distance workbooks and face-to-face)
- Practice sessions for different routes of assisti ng with medication.
- Being assessed by and RN or EN in the workplace as you assist 5 or more clients with different medication and 3 or more different routes