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 SIRCDIS303, '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 of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Check prescription details.

1.1.Check patient details and prescription details to ensure prescription is complete and valid.

1.2.Refer incomplete or invalid prescriptions to pharmacist for action.

2. Enter prescription information.

2.1.Enter patient and prescription details from original prescription into the dispensing computer system.

2.2.Check that entered electronic data matches patient and prescription details.

2.3.Refer to pharmacist to check patient record and dispensing software flagged medication interactions.

2.4.Use computer software to select and record any brand change.

2.5.Ensure prescriber’s specific directions are entered for the medication label.

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

3. Select and label prescribed medications.

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

3.2.Check printed label for expiry date, directions for use, drug strength and quantity against original prescription and apply to each pack.

3.3.Apply appropriate cautionary and advisory labels.

3.4.Ensure important information on manufacturer’s label is not obscured by pharmacy labels.

3.5.Swipe barcode with scanner and check on computer screen for drug name, patient’s name, address and date.

4. Assemble prescribed medications and finalise documentation.

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

4.2.Ensure dispensing pharmacist checks all items belonging to the prescription.

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.