Omitted and Delayed Medicines in Hospitals

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For a variety of reasons, medicine doses are often omitted or delayed in hospital. This can cause serious harm or death for some critical medicines or conditions. This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals who prescribe, dispense, review, supply or administer medicines in hospitals.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Demonstrate an increased awareness of the frequency and types of reported incidents, and harms that arise from omitted and delayed medicines doses in hospital
  • Describe safer practice to minimise the frequency and risk of harm arising from omitted and delayed medicine doses in hospital.

 

Lesson Plan

 

Areas covered in this course include:

  • Traditional Errors
  • Errors of Omission or Delay
  • Working Together to Reduce the Risk
  • National Patient Safety Incident Reports
  • Omitted Antimicrobial Doses
  • Critical Medicines
  • How to Minimise Harm
  • National Guidance on Minimising Harm
  • Local Medicine Procedures
  • Monitoring Medicines Administration
  • Medication Safety Thermometer Pilot Sites 1, 2 & 3
  • Case Studies

 

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals who prescribe, dispense, review, supply or administer medicines in hospitals.

Entry Requirements

 

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

 

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