Clinic – CLIN 4109/4110/4211/4212/4313/4314 (60 hours)
Implement herbal treatment plan
1 Instruct patient on accessing TCM herbal formula.
2 Identify the local availability of herbs.
Instruct patient on administration of TCM herbal formula
1 Describe method of administration of TCM formula for a patient.
2 Describe conditions under which the method of administration for a patient should be altered.
Maintain herbal inventory.
a Identify appropriate supply for herbs.
1 Describe the ethical and legal issues associated with the use of herbs.
2 Identify regulations impacting the supply of herbs and herbal products.
3 Identify endangered species used in TCM herbal practice.
b Assess quality of herbs with reference to:
1 Identify appropriate packaging for TCM herbs.
2 Distinguish the condition of packaging.
1 Identify basic labeling requirements for consumer packaging.
2 Identify regulations impacting the labeling of TCM herbal products.
3 Identify labeling requirements for TCM herbal products.
4 Identify labeling concerns that may negate use a product.
1 Describe physical properties of herbs that indicate quality.
2 Distinguish the quality of samples of herbs on the basis of physical properties.
available quality assurance information
1 Explain the significance of third-party testing services.
2 Explain the significance of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification.
3 Explain the significance of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification.
4 Explain the significance of Natural Health Product (NHP) licence.
c Store herbs in appropriate conditions, including:
1 Describe general environmental requirements for storing herbs.
2 Identify herbs listed in Appendix 3 that have unique storage requirements.
3 Describe security measures for the storage of toxic herbs.
4 Describe methods of monitoring the quality of herbs in storage.
d Maintain records with respect to inventory.
1 Describe information required in inventory records.
2 Explain the importance of up-to-date inventory records.
Prepare and dispense herbal formulas.
a Verify formula information is clear, complete and accurate.
1 Identify information required for TCM herbal prescription.
2 Verify completeness of TCM herbal prescription.
3 Verify authenticity of TCM herbal prescription.
4 Identify apparent errors or omissions in the names, preparation methods, herbal combinations or dosages specified on the TCM herbal prescription.
5 Confirm TCM herbal prescription with prescribing practitioner where appropriate.
b Verify availability of components and confirm substitution if required.
1 Determine the stock availability of prescribed herbs.
2 Identify herbs that may be used as substitutes.
3 Describe the functions of potential substitutes in comparison with the herbs that are not available.
4 Confirm substitutes with prescribing practitioner.
c Confirm identity of components.
1 Identify unlabelled samples of herbs
d Compound formula.
1 Convert units of weight as required.
2 Dispense herbs by weight according to TCM herbal prescription.
e Apply packaging.
1 Identify herbs listed in Appendix 3 that have unique packaging requirements.
2 Package formula components according to TCM herbal prescription.
f Apply labeling.
1 Describe labeling requirements for dispensed herbs.
2 Describe labeling requirements for individually packaged components of TCM herbal formulas in decoction form.
3 Produce comprehensible and complete labels.
g Provide instructions for storage and use.
1 Describe general methods of preparing a decoction.
2 Describe specific preparation methods for a particular prescription.
3 Describe storage requirements for dispensed formulas.
4 Describe administration process and timing.
5 Describe post-administration procedure.
h Maintain dispensing records.
1 Describe requirements for dispensing records.
2 Demonstrate consistency in maintaining dispensing records.
3 Describe procedures to maintain physical security of dispensing records.