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  • Medicines Management: An overview for nursing (October 2020)

    Claire Cox
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    • UK
    • Guides and guidelines
    • Pre-existing
    • Creative Commons
    • No
    • Royal College of Nursing
    • 06/10/20
    • Health and care staff


    This resource, written by the Royal College of Nursing, is intended for any registered nurse working with medicines as part of their role. The principles of medicines management however, apply across all health care settings and for non-registered staff.


    This resource includes:

    • What is medicines management?
    • The right medicine for the right patient and the right time
    • Becoming an independent prescriber
    • Competencies and maintaining competence
    • Specialist prescribing
    • Delegation
    • Unregistered staff and social care
    • Administration
    • Prescribing and administration
    • Transcribing
    • Nursing associates and medicines management
    • Summary of available guidance


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    Ward-Patient eQMS with Error Recovery Protocols.4.pdf

    Dear Claire

    Thank you for posting this article. On page 5:

    • The right medicine for the right patient and the right time.

    Fine words but where is the solution. There is no mention of error recovery protocols, compelling alarms reducing error by a factor of 10,000 or a quality management system which includes acknowledgement by the patient receiving the correct barcode read medicine against the care-plan software checklist.

    This is standard industrial H&S. Umpteen NHS departments over the years have no idea of what I am talking about. One shining light is PSL Leader Steve Turner.

    Kill the AE's not 2.6 million patients annually. Wake up NHS this is your chance to trial a world beating eQMS protecting patient healthcare worker and reducing error to the point WB is not needed just a software tweek.

    Kindest Regards Derek.

    Using this system injecting swab into the patient is impossible. (Indistinct chlorohexidine Rob Hackett).


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