Resources and tools to support best use of injectable medicines during COVID-19

Resources for administration

Using bolus injections in neonates, children and young people

9 April 2021During certain periods, it may be more necessary than normal to give some medicines by bolus injection for neonates, children and young people

Using intravenous gravity infusions and intravenous bolus injections in adults

5 January 2021During certain periods, it may be more necessary than normal to give some medicines by gravity infusion or bolus injection in adults; we list suitable medicines

Ambient storage of refrigerated ITU medicines during COVID-19

30 April 2020Information to support the storage of refrigerated ITU medicines outside a fridge in appropriate situations.

Options for the Provision of Ready to Administer IVs to Support Clinical Areas - COVID-19

16 April 2020Ready to administer (RTA) injectable medicines are in demand due to COVID-19 and this guidance advises Chief Pharmacists on the options for preparation

Administration of depot antipsychotic injections during COVID-19 in stable adult patients

16 April 2020During COVID-19, minimise unnecessary visits, and consider short term and long term management options for individuals self-isolating or symptomatic
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Resources for Critical Care

Ambient storage of refrigerated ITU medicines during COVID-19

30 April 2020Information to support the storage of refrigerated ITU medicines outside a fridge in appropriate situations.

Options for the Provision of Ready to Administer IVs to Support Clinical Areas - COVID-19

16 April 2020Ready to administer (RTA) injectable medicines are in demand due to COVID-19 and this guidance advises Chief Pharmacists on the options for preparation
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Resources for Aseptic Services

Ambient storage of refrigerated ITU medicines during COVID-19

30 April 2020Information to support the storage of refrigerated ITU medicines outside a fridge in appropriate situations.

Options for the Provision of Ready to Administer IVs to Support Clinical Areas - COVID-19

16 April 2020Ready to administer (RTA) injectable medicines are in demand due to COVID-19 and this guidance advises Chief Pharmacists on the options for preparation
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Resources for paediatrics

Using bolus injections in neonates, children and young people

9 April 2021During certain periods, it may be more necessary than normal to give some medicines by bolus injection for neonates, children and young people

Using oxygen in care homes during COVID-19

18 February 2021During COVID-19, oxygen in care homes for those with underlying lung conditions may be more needed than normal. Its use needs to be managed by appropriate teams

Accessing medicines information resources by pharmacy teams during COVID-19

15 January 2021We have brought together information resources to support different pharmacy teams working across the health system in accessing medicines advice

Access to medicines information resources by hospital pharmacy teams during COVID-19

15 January 2021We have brought together information resources to support different pharmacy teams working across the health system access medicines advice during COVID-19. This area includes medicines…

Management of Oxygen during periods of high utilisation

11 January 2021An example document from Barnsley Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on this issue

Oxygen Good Housekeeping Summary

11 January 2021A single slide summarising Oxygen good housekeeping points

Using Medical Oxygen 101-W Cylinder

11 January 2021Instructions from the manufacturer on using this cylinder

COVID-19 Oxygen Support Process

11 January 2021An oxygen supply issues and incidents process from the NHS and BOC

Keeping patients safe: Assurance on oxygen demand and capacity

11 January 2021An exemplar presentation from The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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