Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

SIRCPPA005 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Assist customers with cough and cold relief products

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Issue Date: October 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency SIRCPPA005 - Assist customers with cough and cold relief products
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to gather information about customer needs, and provide suggestions and information on Pharmacy Medicines (S2) and unscheduled cough and cold relief products. It requires the ability to identify and act on triggers for referral to a pharmacist for therapeutic advice and supply of Pharmacist Only Medicines (S3).This unit applies to pharmacy assistants working in community pharmacies. They work with some independence, under general supervision and guidance from others, but ultimately under the supervising pharmacist.This unit incorporates the requirement for pharmacy assistants to comply with federal, state and territory law and Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines for supplying scheduled Pharmacy Medicines (S2) and Pharmacist Only Medicines (S3). At the time of publication, they are not, however, required to hold an occupational licence or to be certified as competent in this unit to supply scheduled medicines.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

Skills must be demonstrated in a pharmacy with designated front of pharmacy and dispensary areas. This can be:

an industry workplace

a simulated industry environment.

Assessment must ensure use of:

information technology hardware and software

online information systems

pharmacy display and storage locations, shelf facings and signage for unscheduled products and Pharmacy Medicines (S2)

a diverse commercial range of cough and cold relief unscheduled products and Pharmacy Medicines (S2) in different forms:

analgesics

cough expectorant

cough suppressant

antihistamines

decongestants

customer brochures and leaflets providing information on:

directions for product use

lifestyle and self-care practices

organisational procedures for supplying cough and cold relief medicines and products

customers with whom the individual can interact; these can be:

customers in an industry workplace who are served by the individual during the assessment process; or

individuals who participate in role plays or simulated activities, set up for the purpose of assessment, in a simulated industry environment operated within a training organisation.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisation’s requirements for assessors, and:

have worked in the pharmacy sector for at least two years.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field Pharmacy Product Advice
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Collect information about customer cough and cold relief needs.
  • Approach and question customer according to pharmacy protocol.
  • Use questions and actively listen to determine who will be using the product and relevant symptoms, duration and severity of the condition.
  • Determine customer satisfaction with products previously used.
  • Identify any other health conditions and prescribed medications.
  • Follow pharmacy procedures to respect and protect customer privacy.
       
Element: Assess customer information and determine need for referral.
  • Recognise and act on information that requires referral to the pharmacist.
  • Recognise and act on information that indicates the potential for better customer outcomes with Pharmacist Only Medicines (S3).
  • Provide clear summary of customer information to pharmacist when referral is required.
  • Monitor pharmacist consultation and finalise interaction with customer according to pharmacy procedures.
       
Element: Provide product, self-care and lifestyle information.
  • Select and suggest Pharmacy Medicines (S2) or unscheduled medicines and products suited to customer needs within scope of own knowledge.
  • Identify and use opportunities to suggest additional products relevant to customer needs.
  • Interpret and clearly explain manufacturer product information and confirm customer understanding of directions for product use.
  • Offer current and accurate information on related lifestyle and self-care practices.
       
Element: Maintain and develop knowledge of cough and cold relief products.
  • Identify and use opportunities to maintain and develop product and health condition knowledge using recognised sources of information.
  • Check regularly for new additions or changes to range.
  • Use product information to update knowledge of product application and directions for use.
       


Evidence Required

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ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Collect information about customer cough and cold relief needs.

1.1.Approach and question customer according to pharmacy protocol.

1.2.Use questions and actively listen to determine who will be using the product and relevant symptoms, duration and severity of the condition.

1.3.Determine customer satisfaction with products previously used.

1.4.Identify any other health conditions and prescribed medications.

1.5.Follow pharmacy procedures to respect and protect customer privacy.

2. Assess customer information and determine need for referral.

2.1.Recognise and act on information that requires referral to the pharmacist.

2.2.Recognise and act on information that indicates the potential for better customer outcomes with Pharmacist Only Medicines (S3).

2.3.Provide clear summary of customer information to pharmacist when referral is required.

2.4.Monitor pharmacist consultation and finalise interaction with customer according to pharmacy procedures.

3. Provide product, self-care and lifestyle information.

3.1.Select and suggest Pharmacy Medicines (S2) or unscheduled medicines and products suited to customer needs within scope of own knowledge.

3.2.Identify and use opportunities to suggest additional products relevant to customer needs.

3.3.Interpret and clearly explain manufacturer product information and confirm customer understanding of directions for product use.

3.4.Offer current and accurate information on related lifestyle and self-care practices.

4. Maintain and develop knowledge of cough and cold relief products.

4.1.Identify and use opportunities to maintain and develop product and health condition knowledge using recognised sources of information.

4.2.Check regularly for new additions or changes to range.

4.3.Use product information to update knowledge of product application and directions for use.

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

recognise and respond appropriately to three product or symptom based requests for cough and cold relief products that require referral

suggest suitable cough and cold relief medicines or products for six customers presenting with different needs that individually or cumulatively include the need for:

analgesics

cough expectorant

cough suppressant

antihistamines

decongestants

products in different forms

provide directions for product use and other information on lifestyle and self-care practices for each of the above customers

recommend as appropriate to customer needs, across the product suite, a mix of:

unscheduled medicines and products

Pharmacy Medicines (S2)

respond to the needs of each of the following customer types:

adults of both genders

the elderly

children.

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

common conditions and symptoms for which cough and cold relief medicines and products are used

common lifestyle risk factors that can contribute to coughs and colds and methods of self-care

key terminology, jargon and common abbreviations for:

cough and cold health conditions

medicines and products used to relieve symptoms

overview of pharmacy range of cough and cold relief products; Pharmacy Medicines (S2) and unscheduled medicines and products:

location

which products in the range are Pharmacist Only Medicines (S3)

different types of commonly requested products, their use, their side effects and interactions that may contraindicate their use:

analgesics

cough expectorant

cough suppressant

antihistamines

decongestants

products in different forms:

capsules and tablets

inhalants

liquid

lozenges and capsules

nasal sprays and drops

ointments and rubs

features and uses of aids and equipment used with cough and cold relief medicines and products

recognised and credible sources and format of product, lifestyle and self-care information:

manufacturer product support materials:

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

product leaflets, brochures, booklets

internet sites

health-care fact sheets

medicines databases

pharmacy manuals

reputable health education internet sites

government and not-for profit organisations

organisational procedures for supplying cough and cold relief medicines.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Collect information about customer cough and cold relief needs.

1.1.Approach and question customer according to pharmacy protocol.

1.2.Use questions and actively listen to determine who will be using the product and relevant symptoms, duration and severity of the condition.

1.3.Determine customer satisfaction with products previously used.

1.4.Identify any other health conditions and prescribed medications.

1.5.Follow pharmacy procedures to respect and protect customer privacy.

2. Assess customer information and determine need for referral.

2.1.Recognise and act on information that requires referral to the pharmacist.

2.2.Recognise and act on information that indicates the potential for better customer outcomes with Pharmacist Only Medicines (S3).

2.3.Provide clear summary of customer information to pharmacist when referral is required.

2.4.Monitor pharmacist consultation and finalise interaction with customer according to pharmacy procedures.

3. Provide product, self-care and lifestyle information.

3.1.Select and suggest Pharmacy Medicines (S2) or unscheduled medicines and products suited to customer needs within scope of own knowledge.

3.2.Identify and use opportunities to suggest additional products relevant to customer needs.

3.3.Interpret and clearly explain manufacturer product information and confirm customer understanding of directions for product use.

3.4.Offer current and accurate information on related lifestyle and self-care practices.

4. Maintain and develop knowledge of cough and cold relief products.

4.1.Identify and use opportunities to maintain and develop product and health condition knowledge using recognised sources of information.

4.2.Check regularly for new additions or changes to range.

4.3.Use product information to update knowledge of product application and directions for use.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Approach and question customer according to pharmacy protocol. 
Use questions and actively listen to determine who will be using the product and relevant symptoms, duration and severity of the condition. 
Determine customer satisfaction with products previously used. 
Identify any other health conditions and prescribed medications. 
Follow pharmacy procedures to respect and protect customer privacy. 
Recognise and act on information that requires referral to the pharmacist. 
Recognise and act on information that indicates the potential for better customer outcomes with Pharmacist Only Medicines (S3). 
Provide clear summary of customer information to pharmacist when referral is required. 
Monitor pharmacist consultation and finalise interaction with customer according to pharmacy procedures. 
Select and suggest Pharmacy Medicines (S2) or unscheduled medicines and products suited to customer needs within scope of own knowledge. 
Identify and use opportunities to suggest additional products relevant to customer needs. 
Interpret and clearly explain manufacturer product information and confirm customer understanding of directions for product use. 
Offer current and accurate information on related lifestyle and self-care practices. 
Identify and use opportunities to maintain and develop product and health condition knowledge using recognised sources of information. 
Check regularly for new additions or changes to range. 
Use product information to update knowledge of product application and directions for use. 

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