Assist with dispensing of prescriptions and medication orders

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTPHA003, 'Assist with dispensing of prescriptions and medication orders'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

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

1. Accept order for dispensing

1.1 Receive prescription or medication order and complete and confirm client details

1.2 Identify the prescriber and initiating source for the purpose of costing and data entry

1.3 Read documentation to confirm the legality, validity and completeness of the prescription or medication order

1.4 Identify if client is eligible to access the medicine through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

1.5 Identify and report discrepancies to pharmacist

1.6 Provide information to client about dispensing expectations in terms of time and cost as required

2. Ensure clinical evaluation by pharmacist

2.1 Refer prescription or medication order to pharmacist for clinical evaluation

2.2 Confirm pharmacist has completed a clinical evaluation before filling the order

2.3 Complete required documentation prior to dispensing

3. Prepare for labelling of medicines

3.1 Enter dispensing data into the pharmacy system and check accuracy against documentation

3.2 Generate label, and cautionary and advisory labelsto meet legal and regulatory requirements

3.3 Follow procedures to deal with contraventions of law

3.4 Check information on labels for accuracy and clarity against dispensing requirements

3.5 Alert the pharmacist to any relevant warnings from the pharmacy system

4. Assemble items

4.1 Interpret prescription or medication order requirements and refer to pharmacist where details or quantities are unclear

4.2 Select prescribed products in the correct quantities of each item, according to prescription or medication order, ensuring expiry date is appropriate

4.3 Use barcode scanning technology during the dispensing process according to Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines for dispensing medicines

4.4 Package and label correct quantities into a suitable container with correct and clear labelling

4.5 Check packed item for accuracy and visibility of expiry date

4.6 Mark order with the quantity supplied, signature and date

4.7 Self check work to ensure accuracy of assembled items

4.8 Assemble items for an easy and complete check by the pharmacist

5. Finalise dispensing of medicine

5.1 Verify that prescription or medication order is checked and signed by the pharmacist

5.2 Complete accurate final documentation

5.3 Record relevant information and statistics according to workplace requirements