Practises honestly and with integrity, applying the principles of The NMC Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives (2015) and Raising Concerns: Guidance for nurses and midwives (2015).
Works within limitations of the role and recognises own level of competence.
Empowers individuals to meet their essential needs in relation to safety, security, well-being and comfort, promoting their dignity at all times. This must include accurate monitoring and recording of:
personal hygiene needs.
Follows food hygiene procedures in accordance with local policy.
Identifies and responds where there is a risk of individuals missing meals/feeds.
Undertakes a variety of appropriate techniques to promote comfort and relieve distress.
Consistently applies a comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology, and safely and accurately carries out medicines calculations,
preparation and administration under direct supervision in accordance with local policies. This includes:
tablets and capsules
injections, including unit dose, sub and multiple unit dose, SI unit conversion
Demonstrates understanding of legal and ethical frameworks relating to safe administration of medicines in practice.
Demonstrates an understanding of types of prescribing, prescribers, and methods of supply and storage.
Prepares and safely administers medication under direct supervision.
Uses knowledge of commonly administered medicines in order to act promptly if side effects and adverse reactions occur.
Utilises and safely disposes of equipment needed to draw up and administer medication, for example, needles, syringes, gloves.
Recognises the particular vulnerability of individuals in relation to accurate medicines calculations.
Applies understanding of the particular vulnerability of individuals when performing accurate medicines calculations and reports concerns promptly through appropriate channels, modifying care as necessary to maintain safety.
Involves individuals, families and/or carers in administration and self-administration of medication.