HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication
This accredited 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.
Prepare to assist with medication
Prepare the client for assistance with administration of medication
Support clients with administration of medication
Handle medication contingencies
Complete medication distribution and documentation
The Assist clients with medication unit of competency consists of a theory component which is usually completed face-to-face with simulations, scenarios, practical assessment and observation.
Workplace research and observations of performance (Third Party Report)
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
consistently adhered to procedures and regulatory requirements for assisting with medication, including:
checked the care plan
checked medication, including expiry dates and dosage instructions
confirmed client identity
calculated correct dosage
conducted pre and post administration client checks
cleaned equipment and disposed and stored medications according to organisational procedures
completed accurate documentation
Statement of Attainment - HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards.
$225.00 per participant (Minimum 5 Participants)