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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 368 Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach

Unit 368 Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

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  1. 1. Understand the common medications available to, and appropriate for, individuals with dementia
    1. 1.1 Outline the most common medications used to treat symptoms of dementia
    2. 1.2 Describe how commonly used medications affect individuals with dementia
    3. 1.3 Explain the risks and benefits of anti-psychotic medication for individuals with dementia
    4. 1.4 Explain the importance of recording and reporting side effects/adverse reactions to medication
    5. 1.5 Describe how ‘as required’ (PRN) medication can be used to support individuals with dementia who may be in pain.
  2. 2. Understand how to provide person centred care to individuals with dementia through the appropriate and effective use of medication
    1. 2.1 Describe person-centred ways of administering medicines whilst adhering to administration instructions
    2. 2.2 Explain the importance of advocating for an individual with dementia who may be prescribed medication.
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