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Medication Management

Safe medicines management in hospitals is essential to providing safe effective patient care.

Ensuring safe management of medication in Nursing homes is also necessary. In fact with fewer registered nurses and prescribers available, Medication safety can be a challenge for healthcare providers in the non-acute setting.

Medical Audits have developed a system to support and assist organisations in complying with best practice relating to medication management.

Regardless of the healthcare setting, medication safety programmes can help Improve practice relating to medication safety, reduce risks of medication errors and help identify areas requiring intervention and further education.

Safe medication management requires effective work practices in a number of key areas

✔ Storage of medication
✔ Transport of medication
✔ Prescribing of medication
✔ Preparation of medication
✔ Administration of medication
✔ Medication Reconciliation
✔ Management of controlled drugs
✔ Management of Alert Medication

We understand the barriers to effective medication management and have designed an audit system to enable you Improve medication safety in your clinical areas, ensuring compliance with legislation and improving medication safety to prevent patient harm.

NURSING MEDICATION MANAGEMENT – Key component of Nursing Care

Medication management in HSE hospitals, medication management in NHS hospitals, medication management in Private healthcare, medication management in nursing homes and other non-acute settings – regardless of where care is provided, all healthcare settings have a common requirement to meet numerous regulations and legislation.

Our systems are designed with reference to up to date guidance and regulations, they are designed to support and promote best practice. Using our Medication Management audit and quality assurance system can help you meet medication management policy, in your healthcare setting.

✔ Health Service Executive (HSE) medication management strategy.
✔ Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) – formally An Bord Altranais (ABA) guidance to nurses and midwives on safe medication management.
✔ Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards for Medicines in Care Facilities
✔ Guidance to Nurses and Midwives on Medication Management (An Bord Altranais, 2007).
✔ Regulation of Retail Pharmacy Businesses Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 488 of 2008).
✔ Pharmacy Act 2007.
✔ Medicinal Products (Control of Placing on the Market) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 540 of 2007).
✔ Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 328 of 1988) (as amended).
✔ Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 540 of 2003) (as amended).
✔ Regulation 5 the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1982, as amended (Ireland).

United Kingdom
✔ CG3 Administration of medicines guidelines Clinical Governance V3 Mar 2010 .
✔ NMC (2008) Standards for Medicines Management, The Nursing and Midwifery Council .
✔ Department of Health (2004) Building a Safer NHS for Patients, Improving Medication Safety, DoH London .
✔ Managing medicines in care homes. NICE guidelines [SC1] Published date: March 2014.
✔ The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (UK).
✔ The Medicines Act 1968 (UK).
✔ Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973) (S.I. 1973/798) (MD SCR 1973).
✔ Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations 2013.

At Medical Audits we know every moment counts, and we are committed to making sure every moment is an opportunity to teach, learn and ultimately improve practice and prevent harm.

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