ASSIST CLIENTS WITH MEDICATION

 

Page 1 and page 2 must be completed by the student and the assessor. This section is used to produce a final record of achieving student competency in relevant assessments. Submitted assessment evidences must not be separated from this section when unit outcomes are recorded. Student results are not to be entered onto the Student Database unless all relevant paperwork is completed and submitted together with this section.

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Student Name: Click or tap here to enter text.
Student ID No: Click or tap here to enter text.
Unit Code: HLTHPS006
Unit Name: ASSIST CLIENTS WITH MEDICATION
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Actual Submission date Click or tap to enter a date.
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DICUSSIONS HELD  [ Tick]
Nature of Assessment

☐Summative  Assessment                            or                ☐ Formative Assessment

☐Purpose

☐Context

☐Evidence gathering method

☐Location

                                                                                 

STUDENT ACKNOWLEGEMENT

☐I acknowledge that I have submitted all assessments in this unit of competency and they are my

own work.

☐I have not copied any of my answers from others. I have read ALACC plagiarism policy and

agreed to abide by this policy.

☐Other if any:

Student Signature Click or tap here to enter text. Date Click or tap to enter a date.

 

FEEDBACK SECTION   
Assessment ☐  1   ☐  2 ☐   3 ☐   4  

☐ Other

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Students Comments:  Assessor has discussed..Click or tap here to enter text.

 

 

 

 

 

ASSSESSMENT OUTCOME
Assessor Comments:

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Final Assessment Result ☐SC  /  ☐NYC

 

                                                                                 

STUDENT DECLARATION

☐ I declare that I have received a fair, valid, reliable and sufficient feedback for my performance.        [Tick]

 

☐I have received the feedback and outcome of the assessment:               ☐Yes        ☐ No                 [Tick]

 

Student ID   Date     
Student feedback:

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Student Name Click or tap here to enter text. Signature Click or tap to enter a date.

 

                                                             

ASSESSOR DECLARATION

 

I have ensured that this assessment  [Tick]

☐Complies with the assessment requirements of the relevant training package or VET accredited course; and have conducted in accordance with the Principles of Assessment

☐Fair

☐Flexible

☐Reliable

 

☐And Rules of Evidence gathering,

 

☐Valid

☐Sufficient,

☐Authentic

☐Current

Feedback provided to the student  [Tick] Yes      ☐ No                                                     
Re-assessment Required                  [Tick] Yes      ☐ No       ☐Not Applicable               
Reassessment evidences collated      [Tick] ☐Yes       ☐ No       ☐Not Applicable               
 

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Date: Click or tap to enter a date.

 

Assessment Resource

 

Training Package

HLT Health Services Training Package

 

Unit Details

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

 
This Assessment Resource is designed to assess the Elements, Essential Knowledge and Skills required to meet  training package & industry requirements  

Assessment Methods

Assessment 1

Student Questions

 

Assessment 2

Case study

 

Assessment 3

Workplace observation

 

 

Unit Summary

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.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice

 

Pre-requisite Units

There are no recommended pre-requisite units for this competency.

 

Possible Co-requisite Units

There are no recommended co-requisite units for this competency.

 

Context of Assessment

(Purpose, Target Group, Methods, Outcomes)

This Assessment Resource consists of summative assessment(s) for students who are enrolled in HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication.

Explanation of common terms used in Assessment Tasks :

·    List = Simple dot point list

·    Describe = Full outline of the issue, own words & referencing if appropriate

·    Explain/discuss = Give reasonable argument to support the answer in your own words

·    Demonstrate = Present, show or illustrate through example or action

·    Observation = A passive or interactive means of determining how/why a task is undertaken.

·    This assessment resource may be provided either in a Student Learning and Assessment Record Book 1 and Book 2, Professional Practice Experience Log Book or as individual Assessments.

This assessment resource can also be used to assess people in the workplace, in a simulated learning environment or to assess an individual person.

Please note: The students will be required to satisfactorily complete all the Assessments to be deemed competent in the Unit. Please see Recording & Reporting Requirements for more details

 

ASSESSOR INSTRUCTIONS

Reasonable Adjustments

It should be noted that the assessor should account for reasonable adjustments to ensure that all people are treated equally in the assessment process.

This may mean Assessors may need to:

·    Ensure learning materials & methods are easily accessible & understood

·    Adapt the physical environment and equipment

·    Make adjustments to the procedures for conducting assessment

·    Make adjustment to the evidence gathering.

These adjustments should not alter the expected standard or outcome of performance specified within the unit of competency/s.

Range & Conditions

Assessor Qualification:

Required to hold TAE40110 and TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills as a minimum standard

Location:

Australasian Lawrence Aged Care College T/As ALACC Health, Australia

Workplace Environment

Simulated Learning Environment

Other premises such as Students own home or Public Library.

Time :

The Assessor will advise the student of the timeframe & Due Date required for completion of each assessment.

The student will be required to complete theory components of this assessment task before undertaking observation tasks in the workplace.

Final Result: 

The student’s final result for the unit is determined when they have successfully completed all the set assessments and demonstrated their competency in and application of the required skills & knowledge for this unit.

Materials and Resources

Materials and resources required by the Assessor:

Assessment tool and Model answers, refer to individual assessments for details

Materials and resources required by the Student: Please refer to individual assessments for details

Assessor Intervention

Assessor intervention needs to be considered, as too much support provided, may indicate that the competency has not been demonstrated independently by the student.

Where safety or work health and safety issues present, the assessor should follow the relevant organisations’ policy & procedures.

The student may seek clarification from the assessor to assist with completion of the task. Assessor intervention may include: verbal prompts & sequential questioning.

ASSESSOR INSTRUCTIONS

Recording and Reporting Requirements

In Accordance with ALACC Assessment Policy the assessor must:

·    Record the assessment outcome in the Student’s “Training Plan and Summary of Competencies Achieved” in Student Learning and Assessment Record Book 1.

·    Maintain records of the assessment procedure, evidence collected and the outcome

·    Provide signed and dated assessment outcomes to the Administrative Assistant of competencies achieved for each unit

·    Maintain the confidentiality of the assessment outcome

Assessment Result formats to be used by Assessors when making a judgement on competency outcomes:
CT Credit Transfer Used to indicate that credit has been given for a specified unit based on successful completion of equivalent units of competency completed previously, according to ALACC policy. The unit/units do not need to be completed by the student. Evidence is required.
RPL Recognised Prior Learning The process where credit can be given towards a course based on skills attained through employment and/or life skills. Current competence needs to be demonstrated. Evidence is required.
WD Withdrawn No Penalty A result given when a student formally withdraws from a unit.
SC Satisfactory Completion Student has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and skills for each task
NSC Not Satisfactorily Completed Student cannot demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills for each task and therefore requires further assistance to support the identified gaps. This may result in Re-Assessment
C Competent Student has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and skills for and the ability to apply them by completing the set assessments in a satisfactory in a satisfactory manner.
NYC Not Yet Competent Student has not yet satisfactorily completed the set assessments and cannot demonstrate the skills and knowledge for each task.

The student therefore requires further assistance to support the identified gaps and will be required to undertake the Unit of Competency again.

For further information on record management and reporting requirements, refer to the following in the “Policies and Procedures” manual:

·          Records management

·          Completions

·          Backup and storage

·          Statement of Attainment

·          Information handling

·          Student Access to Records

 

 

 

ASSESSOR INSTRUCTIONS

Decision Making Rules

In accordance with ALACC Assessment Policy the assessor must:

·    Establish and oversee the evidence gathering process to ensure its validity, reliability, fairness and flexibility

·    Collect appropriate evidence and assess this against the Elements, Performance Criteria, Range Statement and Evidence Guide in the relevant Units of Competency

·    Evaluate evidence in terms of the four dimensions of competency task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job/role environment skills

·    Incorporate allowable adjustments to the assessment procedure without compromising the integrity of the competencies

·    Evaluate the evidence in terms of validity, consistency, currency, equity, authenticity and sufficiency

·    Consult and work with other staff in the assessment process

·    Record details of evidence collected

·    Make a judgment about competency based on the evidence and the relevant Unit[s] of Competency.

 

Guidelines for Assessors.

·    Refer to model answers for assessing the student responses.

·    The model answers are provided as a reference only. The answers may vary based on individual experience and the assessors are required to take this into consideration and make reasonable adjustments.

·    If re-correction is required on more than one occasion, this may result in re-assessment. The student will be required to meet the Course Manager to discuss these details.

 

Specific Rules for individual Assessments

Assessment 1: Student Questions

·         All written questions must be answered correctly for Satisfactory Completion (SC) of this assessment task.

·         In the event the question is not answered correctly the student will be provided with an opportunity for re-correction. The assessor will contact the student to discuss the details.

·         Satisfactory completion of this task will contribute to the final competency in the Unit.

·         For the student to be deemed Competent(C) in the Unit; the student will be required to provide evidence and satisfactorily complete the assessment requirements for the Assessment(s) 2 – Case study and Assessment 3- Workplace observation.

 

Assessment 2: Case Studies

·         All written questions must be answered correctly for Satisfactory Completion (SC) of this assessment task.

·         In the event the question is not answered correctly the student will be provided with an opportunity for re-correction. The assessor will contact the student to discuss the details.

·         Satisfactory completion of this task will contribute to the final competency in the Unit.

·         For the student to be deemed Competent(C) in the Unit; the student will be required to provide evidence and satisfactorily complete the assessment requirements for the Assessment(s) 2 – Case study and Assessment 3- Workplace observation.

Assessment 3:  Workplace observation

·    As the designated assessor you are required to ensure that the students are completely aware of all assessment requirements

·    Allow for time and provide opportunities for the student to ask questions

·    Assessors’ should provide information on the evidence to be produced by the student in response to the nominated tasks to be undertaken

·    These guidelines are explained throughout the set tasks and should be observed on five (5) occasions where key aspects of the performance are to be observed.

·    Students are required to demonstrate skills and knowledge in line with specific workplace and/or jurisdictional requirements and complete the steps outlined in the task, based on evidence criteria and/or reasonable adjustments.

·    On the satisfactory completion of the five (5) observations, the final outcome/results will be noted in the “Assessment Outcome” section in Workplace observation checklist.

·    For satisfactory completion of a task, student must meet industry standards on at least five (5) occasions including the assessor’s observation.

·    Where the student does not satisfy the above requirement NSC will be recorded, and this will result in Re-assessment.

·    A suitable time will be arranged for the re-assessment of the task(s) after further discussion with the Course Manager and relevant documentation will be issued accordingly.  Re-assessment will include only one direct observation by the assessor. (Sections relevant to re-assessment are available in the Student Learning and Assessment Record – Book 2).

·    A student who is deemed NSC after the re-assessment will be marked as in NYC for the Unit of Competency and will be required to undertake the Unit of Competency again.

·    Satisfactory completion of this Assessment will contribute to the final competency in the Unit.

For the student to be deemed “Competent” in the Unit; the student will be required to satisfactorily complete all assessment requirements for the Unit of Competency including Assessment 1 Student Questions, Assessment 2 – Case study and Assessment 3 – Workplace Observations.

 

 

 

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS
Please read these instructions before commencing the assessment task.

Please note Plagiarism will result in the responses being marked as Not Satisfactory

·      This is an open book written assessment. The student is required to provide written responses in the space provided after each question.

·      For Assessment 1 and 2, all responses must be written with a black or blue pen in a clear and legible manner or typed (where relevant).

·      After completing the Assessments 1 and 2, the student will be required to sign the “Student declaration” at the end of the assessment, declaring it is their own work.

·      Students are required to keep a copy of their assessment before submitting to the Assessor for marking.

·      Incomplete and/or inadequate responses will be returned to the student for further completion.

·      All questions must be completed thoroughly and comprehensively for Satisfactory Completion of this assessment task.

·      Satisfactory completion of all questions will contribute to the final ‘Competency’ in each individual Unit of competency.

·      Assessment assistance is available by appointment.

 

Please note: Multiple choice and True & False questions are a formative assessment  and assist you to check your progress and understanding. The formative assessments will be completed during class as an open book assessment.

 

Explanation of common terms used in Assessment Tasks :

·      List = Simple dot point list

·      Describe = Full outline of the issue, own words & referencing if appropriate

·      Explain/Discuss = Give reasonable argument to support the answer in your own words

·      Demonstrate = Present, show or illustrate through example or action

·      Observation = A passive or interactive means of determining how/why a task is undertaken.

·      Definition of Formative assessment

Formative Assessment= Formative assessment provides developmental feedback to the learner on his/her current understanding or skills.

·      Definition of Summative assessment

Summative Assessment= Summative Assessment is the final assessment of the learner achievement which may lead to awarding of a formal qualification.

 

Required materials and equipment: Black or blue pen, Computer/ Laptop, Internet (can be accessed at ALACC)

 

Resources required : Refer to unit outline
Range and condition

Location:

The student can complete this assessment task in a flexible manner either at Australasian Lawrence Aged Care College or at any other premises according to your convenience.

Time :

The Assessment 1 (Student Questions) and Assessment 2 (Case Study/scenarios) should be completed prior to attending practical placement. In the event of any delays, the student is to contact the Course Manager.

Assessor intervention:

The student may seek clarification from the assessor to assist with completion of the task. Assessor intervention may include: verbal prompts & sequential questioning.

 

Multiple choice questions     PLEASE CIRCLE THE CORRECT ANSWER

1.     Which of the following is incorrect?

 

 

 

a)   Place disposable equipment that has blood on it in the contaminated waste bin
b)   Contact the supervisor if there are changes observed in a client such as redness, irritability and refusal of medications

 

c)   Washing hands in between clients

 

d)   Needles can be put into the normal rubbish bins

 

e)   Notify the supervisor if the client has difficulties swallowing tablets/capsules/liquids

 

2.   Pick the most correct statement from the following: a)   Slurring of speech and changes in behaviour are examples of reactions/side effects

 

b)   Any reactions should be reported to your supervisor immediately

 

c)   Reporting and recording of medications should be completed as soon as practicable after the event

 

d)   Medication incident forms need to be completed for incomplete ingestion, wrong medications given, clients have side-effects

 

e)   All the above.

 

3.   When greeting a client and preparing them for medications circle the incorrect answer from the following: a)   Introduce yourself
b)   Check medications for tampering, discrepancies with medication chart and instructions

 

c)   Check medication chart against medications to be given such as client details, frequency, dose, route of medication
d)   Client should have medications lying down flat on the bed

 

e)   Observe for any behaviours or physical changes

 

 

True or false questions         PLEASE CIRCLE THE CORRECT ANSWER

1.   When assisting with the administration of medication you need to comply with legislation, policies and procedures as well as the individual’s care plan.        ☐ True                                          ☐False

 

2.   If a medication is for topical route, does this mean you swallow the medication?        ☐ True                                          ☐False

 

 

 

 

Written questions, PLEASE WRITE YOUR ANSWER IN THE SPACE BELOW

 
1.       List six (6) examples of legislation, regulations, codes of practice and/or workplace policies that apply to medication administration in the health sector.  
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2.       Why is it essential that the carer follows legislation about medication administration?  
 

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3.       Outline the role and responsibilities of the following personnel involved in medication administration in a Residential Aged Care Facility.  
Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses:  

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Personal care workers:

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4.       List three (3) factors that define the roles and responsibilities of staff involved in medication administration.  
 

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5.       Give three (3) examples of equipment that may be used for medication administration.  
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6.       a)    Give fours (4) examples of different forms of medication.

b)    How will you store, handle and administer medications, which you have included in your examples in your answer to Question 6(a)?

 
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7.       Give three (3) examples of the infection prevention and infection control procedures that you will follow when assisting clients with medication.  
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8.       What types of client supervision may be required when assisting clients with medications depending on the complexity level of health problems these clients may have?  
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9.       How will you communicate with the client to prepare your client for medication administration?  
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10.    What types of checks do you need to undertake when assisting your clients with medications? Give three (3) examples.  
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11.    Give three (3) examples of changes in client health condition or circumstances in which medication administration should not proceed. What will you do after you determine that the medication cannot be given?  
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12.    In some cases, a Registered Nurse may delegate the task (or part of the task) of medication administration to a client to you, if it is safe to do so. List the steps that you will follow in supporting clients with the administration of medication.  
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13.    What documentation requirements should be met prior to medication administration?  
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14.    List the documentation that needs to be completed:

a)    after the medication has been ingested;

b)    when medication administration is not completed.

 
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15.    You are doing a medication round and you come across the following medication chart  
 

 

 
a)   List what is missing from the chart.

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b)   Do you give the medication ordered on the drug chart to the client? Explain your answer.

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c)    Pinpoint where on the drug chart are the entries that indicate that 10 ml of Paracetamol liquid are to be given at 8pm.

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d)   Look at the section of the drug chart where Maxalon has been prescribed by the doctor. According to the prescription, how many times a day should a client take a Maxalon tablet?

 

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16.    a) Give a definition of a PRN order and give one example of a medication that can be ordered as PRN.

b) Explain in what situations the medication you chose in your previous example can be given to the patient as a PRN order.

c) Can the PRN Medication be prescribed by the doctor to the same patient as a regular order and as a PRN order during the same treatment period? Explain with an example.

d) Why do Registered Nurses always check regular drug orders prior to making a decision on assisting with a PRN drug order?

 
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17.    Can you give Paracetamol in the medication chart below at 11pm. Explain your answer.

 

 
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18.    Give two examples of errors which may occur in medication charts and describe the potential consequences these errors may lead to.  
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19.    What will you do if a client refuses to take their medications due to discomfort related to swallowing?  
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20.    What would be your actions if you notice any of the following:

a)    Client is choking and turning blue in colour;

b)    Client displays different behaviours from usual;

c)    Client has a skin rash;

d)    Client is found unconscious;

e)    Client refuses to take medication for the first time;

f)     Client refuses to take medication, this behaviour is reoccurring and is documented in the care plan.

 
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21.    a)    How can you identify if medications are contaminated? If they are out of date?

b)    What is the correct procedure for safe and appropriate disposal of such medications?

 
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22.    Give three (3) examples of procedure breaches or errors related to medication administration that need to be promptly reported and documented.  
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23.    How will you classify the following waste and how will you dispose of it:  
 

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24.    List two (2) reasons why medication containers and administration aids must be cleaned and sanitised and note what would happen if it was not done.  
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25.    List at least two (2) negative consequences that might occur if your care service/facility had insufficient supplies of medications or, on the contrary, an excess stock of medicines.  
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26.    How do you securely store medication charts and client care plans at your facility in order to comply with legislation on safety, security and confidentiality?  
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27.    What storage procedures are to be implemented for the following types of medications in compliance with legislation and duties within your work role?

·         Oral medications not requiring refrigeration

·         Oral medications requiring refrigeration

·         Topical medications

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28.    Wilma Burt is a resident at the “Cherry Orchard” RACF. Today is Wilma’s 90th birthday and she went out for lunch to a nearby café with her family. She has no drug or food allergies. When her medication chart was retrieved at the medication round at 6 pm, it was noticed that her medications which were due at 0800hr and 1200hr had not been signed for. In the progress notes below document your actions. Use the necessary documentation techniques.

NOTE: TYPE YOUR REPORT BELOW THE IMAGE. DO NOT MOVE IMAGE ON PAGE TO AVOID COLLAPSED FORMATTING.

 
                                                                                                            

                                                                       

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Date and Time SIGN AND PRINT SURNAME & RECORD DESIGNATION
 

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  29.    Below is a table of 10 commonly used medications in community and aged care. Using    online resources, conduct research and fill in the missing information in the blank boxes.
  Medication Purpose

 

Mechanism of action

 

Contraindications

 

Side effects

 

Storage needs

 

Disposal requirement

 

  Hydralazine Click or tap here to enter text. Artery dilation Heart disease

Allergy to hydralazine

Lupus

1.     Headache

2.     High Heart rate

3.     Palpitations

4.

Room Temperature Return to pharmacist
  Metoprolol Treats Angina Click or tap here to enter text. Click or tap here to enter text.

 

 

 

Room Temperature Return to pharmacist

 

 

 

  Celecoxib Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) Anti-inflammatory Allergy to sulphonamides 1.     Stomach upset

2.     swelling of hands or feet

 

Room Temperature Return to pharmacist
  Venlafaxine Click or tap here to enter text. Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) Previous allergy to the drug

Allergy to the inactive ingredients

 

1.     Nausea

2.     Drowsiness

3.     Dizziness

 

Room Temperature Return to pharmacist
  Digoxin Treats congestive heart failure Heart regulation Kidney problems

Thyroid problems

 

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  Alendronate Click or tap here to enter text. Acute inflammation of the GIT

Kidney problems

1.     Decreased serum

2.     Decreased calcium

3.     Abdominal or stomach pain

4.

Room Temperature Return to pharmacist
  Thyroxine sodium Click or tap here to enter text. Hypothyroidism Heart attack 1.     Heart palpitations

2.     Nausea

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  Atorvastatin Cholesterol lowering medication Click or tap here to enter text. Liver disease 1.     Muscle problems

2.     Change in amount of urine

 

Room Temperature Return to pharmacist
  Furosemide Click or tap here to enter text. Click or tap here to enter text. ·          Kidney problems

·          Liver problems

·          Gout

·          Lupus

 

1.     Dizziness

2.     Headache

3.     Blurred vision

Room Temperature Return to pharmacist
  Omeprazole Treats reflux Proton –pump inhibitor Gastro intestinal problems Click or tap here to enter text. Room Temperature Return to pharmacist

 

 

 

 

 

 

END OF WRITTEN ASSESSMENT

Before you hand in your written assessment, make sure that you re-check your answers and make sure you are happy with your responses

 

 

Student Declaration
 

I declare that this is my own work.

 

Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Click or tap here to enter text.

 

Signature: Click or tap here to enter text.   Date:Click or tap to enter a date.

 

Assessor Declaration
 

I declare that I have assessed this trainee in the above unit of competency.

 

I also declare that the assessment was fair, valid, reliable and consistent.

 

Name:Click or tap here to enter text.

 

Signature:Click or tap here to enter text.  Date Click or tap to enter a date.

 

 

 

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS
Please read these instructions before commencing the assessment task.

Please note Plagiarism will result in the responses being marked as Not Satisfactory

·      This is an open book written assessment. The student is required to provide written responses in the space provided after each question.

·      For Assessment 1 and 2 (in SLAR Book 1), all responses must be written with a black or blue pen in a clear and legible manner or typed (where relevant).

·      After completing the Assessments 1 and 2, the student will be required to sign the “Student declaration” at the end of the assessment, declaring it is their own work.

·      Students are required to keep a copy of their assessment before submitting to the Assessor for marking.

·      Incomplete and/or inadequate responses will be returned to the student for further completion.

·      All questions must be completed thoroughly and comprehensively for Satisfactory Completion of this assessment task.

·      Satisfactory completion of all questions will contribute to the final ‘Competency’ in each individual  Unit of competency.

·      Assessment assistance is available by appointment.

 

Please note: Multiple choice and True & False questions are a formative assessment and assist you to check your progress and understanding. The formative assessments will be completed during class as an open book assessment.

Explanation of common terms used in Assessment Tasks :

·      List = Simple dot point list

·      Describe = Full outline of the issue, own words & referencing if appropriate

·      Explain/Discuss = Give reasonable argument to support the answer in your own words

·      Demonstrate = Present, show or illustrate through example or action

·      Observation = A passive or interactive means of determining how/why a task is undertaken.

·      Definition of Formative assessment

Formative Assessment= Formative assessment provides developmental feedback to the learner on his/her current understanding or skills.

·      Definition of Summative assessment

Summative Assessment= Summative Assessment is the final assessment of the learner achievement which may lead to awarding of a formal qualification.

Required materials and equipment:

Black or blue pen, Computer/ Laptop, Internet (can be accessed at ALACC)

Resources required : Refer to unit outline
Range and condition

Location:

The student can complete this assessment task in a flexible manner either at Australasian Lawrence Aged Care College or at any other premises according to your convenience.

Time :

The Assessment 1 (Student Questions) and Assessment 2 (Case Study/scenarios) should be completed prior to attending practical placement. In the event of any delays, the student is to contact the Course Manager.

Assessor intervention:

The student may seek clarification from the assessor to assist with completion of the task. Assessor intervention may include: verbal prompts & sequential questioning.

 

 

ASSESSMENT 2

PLEASE WRITE YOUR ANSWER IN THE SPACE BELOW

1        Emma lives in a residential aged care facility. She has dementia and suffers from a chronic skin condition. She must take oral tablets to help control her skin condition.

It is very important for the medication to be given at the time of day that is written on the medication order. The Registered Nurse has given you a task to administer Emma’s medication on the afternoon shift. When you retrieve Emma’s drug chart to prepare for medication administration, you see that the drug chart for this medication states that the medication must be given at 1600 hrs. You check your watch and see that the time is now 4:25 pm.

Provide a detailed answer on what you should do after you check your watch and why? What is considered to be the right time for administering oral medication in reference to the drug chart?

 

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2        You are assisting a female client who lives in a residential aged care facility with her medication (sleeping tablets). The care plan says that the client requires assistance because she may no longer remember the correct time for taking her medications.  According to the drug chart, the client needs to take this medication after dinner at night. The client has requested that you leave the tablets and that she will take the tablets later, after you leave. What is your organisational procedure for this request?
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3        You are assisting a new client to take his/her medication from a dose administration aid and one of the tablets drops on the floor. How would you manage this?
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4        You are assisting a client with their medication, and the dosage marked on the pill bottle is unreadable, you think it should be two tablets three times a day, but the client is saying that it is four What would you do and why would you do it?
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5        You gave Mr. Jones assistance to take his tablets at 10.00 am. When you serve him lunch he complains of itchy arms. What do you do?
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6        You are on a night duty shift, when Jimmy, who worked the previous shift, calls you on your mobile. Jimmy is not certain that he signed for Mr.  Amo’s night medication (Mr Amo self- medicates with some assistance), but Jimmy does remember him taking the medication. What would you do and why would you do it?
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7        When checking the medication chart of Mrs. Jacobi, who requires some assistance with taking medication, you notice that the last two days of tablets have not been taken from her dosette box. When you mention this to Mrs. Jacobi, she states that the other nurse told her she need not take them every day. What would you do and why would you do it?
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END OF WRITTEN ASSESSMENT

Before you hand in your written assessment, make sure that you re-check your answers and make sure you are happy with your responses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Declaration
 

I declare that this is my own work.

 

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Assessor Declaration  
 

I declare that I have assessed this trainee in the above unit of competency.

 

I also declare that the assessment was fair, valid, reliable and consistent.

 

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