Safer Medication Delivery
What is it?
A Improvement Plan to reduce harm from prescribing and administration errors and storage of medicines in BCUHB
How are we doing?
Standards are in place for Medicines Management (Nursing) covering administration, storage and clinical standards
The Medicines management (Nursing) Collaborative is operational and meeting monthly
The Nursing Collaborative is working on the Safe Storage Work stream in response to external reviews and safety Notices e.g. HIW, HASCAS, incidents, Patient Safety Notices PSN015 and 030
Tests of change have been introduced in 12 acute wards 3 community hospitals and 3 mental health wards to improve compliance with fridge temperature monitoring and to ensure that Controlled Drugs (CD) cupboard are locked and the CD ordering book is securely locked away.
Plans for next 12 months
Workshop to Develop standards for safer Prescribing
Development of Resource for junior doctors
Medicines Management Training and updates will become mandatory and compliance monitored via ESR
e-handbook for medicines management to fit alongside the Ward Accreditation Programme
Monitoring medication incidents via the Ward Harm Dashboard
Medicines Management Workbook
Medicines Management Assessment Framework
Insulin Assessment Framework
Second Checker competency
Second Checker Assessment Framework
Locate Drug in Hospital
Driver Diagram for Safe Storage and Measurement Plan