Flashcards in Pro Skills Deck (29)
What are the 4 stages of a fair disciplinary process?
Investigation stage, suspension (on full pay), disciplinary stage (disciplinary hearing), the appeal stage
What is meant by contributory fault?
A tribunal must reduce an employee's compensation for unfair dismissal if it decides the dismissal was to any extent caused or contributed to by any action of the employee, eg not attending the hearing
Wha are the 4 stages of disciplinary action?
Verbal warning, first written warning, final written warning, dismissal
What is meant by 'summary dismissal?'
An employer can dismiss without giving notice or pay in leu, ie for gross misconduct from an employee
How much can compensation be increased/decreased by?
Infectious clinical waste should be put in which colour bin/bag?
Yellow bin, yellow bag
Cytotoxic and cytostatic pharmaceuticals should be placed in whic colour containers?
Yellow and purple
Contaminated sharps should be put in which colour containers?
Yellow sharps containers
Infectious waste other than body parts and cadavers should be put in which colour containers?
How long should records on hazardous waste be kept for?
At least 3 years
When would pet cadavers be collected by DEFRA?
Suspected of harbouring a notifiable disease
Pharmaceuticals (not cytotoxic or cytostatic) should be disposed of how?
All controlled drugs must be denatured
All other pharmaceuticals (eg out of date drugs): blue leak-proof containers
What does POM-V mean?
Vet prescribed, supplied by vet/pharmacist
Clinical assessment required
What does POM-VPS mean?
Prescribed & supplied by a registered qualified person (vet, pharmacist or SQP)
No clinical assessment required
What does AVM-GSL mean?
Authorised veterinary medicine, sold by anyone
What does NFA-VPS mean?
Prescribed & supplied by a registered qualified person (a Vet, a Pharmacist or a SQP)
What must veterinary nurses do before being able to prescribe drugs (become an SQP)?
Undergo further training and assessment
Register with AMTRA
What is a CD?
A substance controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
What is a ZFA?
Zootechnical food additive
What does ACAS stand for?
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
Explain the cascade
When no authorised product exists for a condition, select a drug according to the following sequence:
a) a veterinary medicine authorised for use in another species, or for a different condition in the same species
b)i) a medicine authorised in the UK for human use, or
ii) in accordance with an import certificate, a medicine authorised in another member state
c) a medicine made up at the time on a one-off basis by a veterinary surgeon or a properly authorised person
Horses are signed off the food chain if treated with what?
What is the standard withdrawal period for:
Eggs = 7 days
Milk = 7 days
Meat = 28 days
Fish meat = 500 degree days
How long are prescriptions valid for?
What about for controlled drugs?
If repeatable prescriptions don't state how many times they can be reused, how many times can they be repeated?
They can only be repeated once
What is on a label that isn't on a prescription?
Batch number and expiry date
'Keep out of reach of children', 'For animal treatment only'
Name or description of the medicine, which should include at least the name and quantity of the active ingredient(s)
What colour are adverse reactions forms?
What is the classification of adverse reactions?
A – medicine probably caused the event
B – medicine possibly caused the event
O – Insufficient information to judge if the medicine caused the event
O1 – other factors prevented a conclusion being drawn but can’t discount a product association
N – medicine probably did not cause the event