ADAC – Module 1: Introduction to dispensing practice and stock control

A number of changes have occurred since the publication of your Module 1 textbook. In order to ensure that your knowledge is current, please read and implement the additional text below.


 

Section 2: Exemptions

Please add in the following text:

“Scottish and Welsh prescriptions dispensed in England are subject to the usual English prescription charge unless the patient is exempt according to English rules; English prescriptions dispensed in Wales and Scotland are subject to the English prescription charge, but Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland prescriptions are free.”

 


 

Section 4: The Refrigerator and What Should Be Stored In It

Third activity

Your Module 1 textbook will state:

“Daktacort cream”

Please change this to:

“Daktacort cream 30 grams”

Note: The 30 gram (POM) pack has different storage requirements from the 15 gram (P) pack.

 


 

Section 5: Fire

Record Keeping

Your Module 1 textbook will state:

“To keep within the law all accidents that happen in the workplace should be reported in the accidents book, however small you think they are.”

Please change this to:

“Some accidents do not need to be reported, but must be recorded. For detailed information about reportable incidences, visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/reportable-incidents.htm.”

Note: The link provided supersedes the information in this part of your Module 1 textbook.

 

Section 5: Fire

Waste Regulations in Northern Ireland

Please replace this paragraph (beginning with ‘”The waste regulations affecting pharmacy in Northern Ireland….”) with the following:

Community pharmacies in Northern Ireland are allowed to temporarily store waste medicines which have been returned from households or individuals.  The amount stored cannot exceed 5 cubic metres at any time, and can only be stored for a maximum of six months. This is permitted under an exemption contained in the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003. Other waste regulations affecting pharmacy in Northern Ireland include the Hazardous Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005. Further guidance on waste can be found on the website of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs:

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/topics/waste

 

Section 5: Fire

Fire Extinguishers

Your Module 1 textbook will contain a table describing different fire extinguishers, followed by a list titled “The colours of triangles are”.

Please replace these with the fire extinguisher table below.

Secondary coloured band/circle on extinguisher Fire extinguisher content Use of fire extinguisher
White-Red Water Used on fires involving wood, paper, textiles and solid materials. They should not be used on liquid, flammable gases, electrical and cooking media fires.
Cream Foam Used on fires involving wood, paper, textiles and liquids. They should not be used on flammable gases, electrical and cooking media fires.
Blue Powder Used on fires involving wood, paper, liquids and electrical items. They should not be used on cooking media and metal fires.
Black Carbon Dioxide Used on fires involving liquids and electrical items. They should not be used on wood, paper, textiles, flammable gases and cooking media fires.
Yellow Wet chemical Used on fires involving wood, paper, textiles and cooking media fires. They should not be used on liquid fires and fires involving flammable gases.

In order to ensure that your knowledge is current, please read and implement the additional text contained in the downloadable PDF below.

Download Module 1 Addendum