Archived July 2018 – Practices to support safer use of medicines in hospitals

· Medicines Use and Safety Team

The Medicines Use and Safety Division have developed a resource to help people design safer systems for the use of medicines. The resource contains practices which are supported by published evidence as well as advice which is pragmatic and based on common sense. It has been designed to assist organisations in critically reviewing their current systems for medicines prescribing, delivery and administration and develop ones which make it more difficult for people to err. The resource can be used to support whole, or part process redesign, or for targeting risk reduction strategies to high risk areas that have been identified.

Archived July 2018 – The content of this resource has not been updated since the publication date.  Some links to other documents and websites may not work.

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