TITLE

Ten tips for safer prescribing by non-medical prescribers

AUTHOR(S)
Petty, Duncan Robert
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;Jan2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article explores 10 ideas for improving the safety of prescribing through better ways of working. Personal vigilance and care is required when prescribing to avoid errors resulting from poor prescribing decisions, for example, wrong drug, dose, route, frequency, and/or quantity. However, errors can also occur for other reasons, including poor patient communication, lack of monitoring, and poor interface communication, especially in primary and secondary care. Systems for reviewing and monitoring will help reduce errors, and the nonmedical prescriber must work with other prescribers to ensure these systems are in place. These top 10 tips ware not exhaustive, but if practiced will go a long way to improving patient safety.
ACCESSION #
84692738

 

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