Relationship to High Intensity Daily Personal Activities.
This module supports delivery of the subcutaneous injections practice standard.
Context: A support plan for subcutaneous injections has been developed and is overseen by a relevant health practitioner, and each participant is involved in the assessment and development of their support plan.
LEARN ABOUT: Support plan such as: medication requirements; dose calculation (where required); injecting procedure; what risks to look for and action required to respond to risks, incidents, and emergencies.
LEARN ABOUT: Identify what is Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Identify signs and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes, what is Insulin? Identify signs and symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes, complications of Diabetes. What is hypoglycaemia, signs, and symptoms and first aid? What is hyperglycaemia, signs, and symptoms and first aid?
SCOPE: This skills descriptor applies when supporting a participant who requires subcutaneous injections and may apply when administering a range of medications. This module contains additional guidance on skills and knowledge for workers supporting participants to manage their diabetes. Where a worker supports the participant to calculate the dose of diabetes medication, following detailed instructions outlined in the support plan, should be overseen by a responsible health practitioner.
Prior to injecting, the calculation and dose are double-checked, following arrangements established by a qualified health practitioner.