Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
- provided assistance with medication: to at least 5 different clients according to their care plans; with at least 5 different types of medications; used at least 3 different modes of administration, and;
- consistently adhered to procedures and regulatory requirements for assisting with medication.
Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
- legislation, regulations, codes of practice and workplace policies;
- roles and responsibilities of those involved in medication administration and limitations of own role in only providing assistance;
- basic medication terminology;
- forms of medication, and how they are handled, administered and stored;
- characteristics of at least 10 commonly used medications in the area of work, including prescribed and over the counter medications, and;
- documentation requirements for the administration of medication.