Assist in dispensing prescriptions

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 SIRCDIS003, 'Assist in dispensing prescriptions'.
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 describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Check prescription details.

1.1.Follow organisational procedures for dispensing prescription medicines throughout dispensing process.

1.2.Accept and action in a logical and time-efficient sequence to serve customers effectively.

1.3.Check prescriptions for legality, validity and completeness.

1.4.Refer incomplete or invalid prescriptions to pharmacist for action with clear information about any discrepancies.

1.5.Identify situations requiring pharmacist clarification and ask questions to obtain instruction.

2. Record prescription information.

2.1.Enter patient, prescription and entitlement details from original prescription into dispensary computer system.

2.2.Check electronic data entry for match to patient and prescription details.

2.3.Recognise dispensary system alerts of medication and patient issues and refer to pharmacist for resolution.

2.4.Use computer software to select and record brand changes.

2.5.Accurately enter prescriber’s specific directions for medication label.

2.6.Generate one printed label for each pack, repeat authorisations and Consumer Medicine Information (CMI).

3. Select and label prescribed medications.

3.1.Use original prescription to accurately select medications manually or robotically and to check medication form, strength and quantity.

3.2.Check printed label for directions for use, drug strength and quantity against original prescription and correct identified errors.

3.3.Apply printed labels and appropriate cautionary and advisory labels to each pack.

3.4.Ensure pharmacy labels do not obscure important information on manufacturer label.

4. Assemble prescribed medications and finalise documentation.

4.1.Assemble prescribed medicines with all relevant documentation and counselling aids.

4.2.Present dispensed items and prescription to pharmacist for verification.

4.3.Place in a container that leaves all items visible.

4.4.Place container in pharmacy-designated private collection location for return of prescription medication to customer.