This survey tool from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care provides Australian health service organisations with a set of 14 principles supported by a variety of risk reduction strategies. The tool is intended for use in hospitals by all clinicians involved in the medication management pathway, including those with governance responsibilities within the health service. The survey tool is also intended to be applied within pharmacy and ward storage environments.
The survey tool contains:
- Four implementation ratings to assess risk reduction strategies for safe storage and selection.
- Practical examples of risk reduction strategies.
- An action plan to inform quality improvement.