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 gravity infusions and 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

Preparation of Ready To Administer Medicines, COVID-19 Wave 2 Update

22 October 2020Ready To Administer (RTA) Medicines The provision of RTA medicines supports releasing time to care for nursing staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance on the…

Preparation of injectable medicines in clinical areas: quick reference guides

27 July 2020Occasionally staff may need to prepare unfamiliar injectable medicines at the patient’s bedside. These cards have been produced and validated by SPS quality assurance professionals.…

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.

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.

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

17 April 2020Staff 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…

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

16 April 2020The Covid-19 crisis has generated an unprecedented demand for injectable medicines in ICU’s. These medicines are routinely prepared and administered by nursing staff, but the…

Resources for Emergency medicine and urgent care

Preparation of injectable medicines in clinical areas: quick reference guides

27 July 2020Occasionally staff may need to prepare unfamiliar injectable medicines at the patient’s bedside. These cards have been produced and validated by SPS quality assurance professionals.…

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 2020The Covid-19 crisis has generated an unprecedented demand for injectable medicines in ICU’s. These medicines are routinely prepared and administered by nursing staff, but the…

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

Summary of COVID-19 medicines guidance: Paediatric and neonatal medicine

21 December 2020This page summarises and signposts to medicine related guidance we’re aware of from professional and government bodies relating to coronavirus and paediatric and neonatal medicine.…