Preparation of injectable medicines at the ITU bedside and COVID-19: quick reference guides

Tim Root, Assistant Head, Medicines Assurance, NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service, Specialist Pharmacy ServicePublished

Staff working in ICU during the Covid-19 emergency may need to prepare unfamiliar injectable medicines at the patient’s bedside. The set of cards has been produced and shared by pharmacy professionals in Yorkshire and validated by SPS colleagues. The cards can be printed and laminated and for use wherever and whenever needed to support safe practice. They may be particularly useful to staff who have been redeployed from other clinical areas or who have recently to practice.

Similar cards are also available here Preparation of injectable medicines in clinical areas: quick reference guides to support staff who may need to prepare unfamilar medicines in other clinical areas.