Administer Medication to Individuals

This standard covers the administration of medication to individuals and monitoring the effects. This role is complex and will not be the role of all care and childcare staff, only those designated to undertake this activity according to their expertise and employers decisions. The standard applies to all medication used for and by individuals, both prescribed and non-prescribed. This includes immunisation and vaccination. This standard does not cover the use and administration of intra-venous medication. This is a single SQA unit.

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Scottish Borders and Lothians.

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Entry requirements

Candidates should be working in the following areas, a variety of care settings including hospitals, nursing and residential homes, hospices, and community settings including the individual's own home and GP surgeries.


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