Assist Clients with Medication (Skill Set)
This skill set reflects the skill requirements to provide support a person to self-administer medication. This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support. This Nationally Recognised skill set has been specifically developed for care workers and assistants in nursing, responsible for providing care services to clients requiring assistance in taking prescribed medications (in either a community or residential care setting). Covering topics including basic anatomy and physiology, physical assistance skills and techniques and incident reporting and standard documentation, participants will need to complete two (2) units of competency, detailed below.
1. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.
2. HLTHPS006 Assist clients with 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
Additionally, to achieve this Skill Set, participants must have completed at least 16 hours of unpaid Workplacement or paid employment in a recognised residential or homecare organisation that has clients requiring assistance with their medications.
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