MEDICINES MANAGEMENT E-MODULE
Welcome to the medicines management self-review module for nurses. This module has been developed to support nurses seeking to review their practice for the administration of medicines. There is much more to this topic than is covered in the contents of this module, so nurses are advised to use this package as the first step in identifying where to concentrate future study.
This package is divided into two parts (CLICK THE TEXT BELOW OR BUTTONS ABOVE TO BE TAKEN TO THE CORRESPONDING SECTION):
- An update on the legal aspects of the prescription and selected safety information
- A self-review workbook with ‘spot the prescribing error’ task and a drug calculation exercise
The workbook with the reflective records is designed for self-review purposes and can assist you with identifying your strengths and areas for improvement. The workbook can be printed for you to complete and add to your portfolio or alternatively you can dip in and out of the various exercises.
This module was originally created by pharmacists for doctors and has been adapted for use by nurses. The aim is to promote safe and effective medicines administration, keeping patient safety and best interests at the centre of all care. We hope you will utilise the skills of your team pharmacist to help you with medicines administration issues or concerns about a prescription.
Taruna Patel, Prescribing Advisor and Care Home Pharmacist – London
Uzma Shaikh, Prescribing Skills Facilitator and Pharmacist – London
Comments and contributions from:
Thanam Ravagan, Care Home Pharmacist - London
The PSU would also like to thank the following for their previous contributions to this module:
Phillipa Crockford BSc (Pharmacy), Sushma Lau, Heather Walker, Jocelyn Hewitt, Dr Helen Halpern and Dr John Launer
Date published: February 2021