Patient Safety Resources

These patient safety resources are from the Safe Prescribing and Administration of Medicines in Scottish Hospitals Symposium.

If you have a patient safety resource that you would like to see displayed on this website, please send it to Sara Collier at s.collier@rcpe.ac.uk.

SPARS

By Professor Simon Maxwell, Tuesday 1 October 2013

  • What is SPARS and who is involved and what are the remits and objectives?
  • What progress has been made?

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Hospital medication errors: The pharmacist’s perspective

By Ms Colette Byrne, Tuesday 1 October 2013

  • What are typical medication errors and the underlying process failures in prescribing, supplying, administering and monitoring of medicines?
  • What improvements would help to reduce common medication errors?

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Hospital medication errors: The nurse’s perspective

By Ms Carolyn Swift, Tuesday 1 October 2013

  • What are the hospital medication errors that nurses commonly see?
  • What improvements would help to reduce them?

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Hospital medication errors: The junior doctor's perspective

By Dr Effie Dearden, Tuesday 1 October 2013

  • Why do junior doctors make mistakes?
  • What are the pressures of being a junior prescriber?
  • What improvements would reduce common medication related errors?

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Delivering safe prescribing of insulins

By Ms Debbie Voigt, Tuesday 1 October 2013

  • What are the common errors associated with prescribing insulin?
  • How can good documentation improve safe prescribing of insulin?

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Delivering safe prescribing of oxygen

By Professor Peter Calverley, Tuesday 1 October 2013

  • What are the common errors associated with prescribing oxygen?
  • How can good documentation improve safe prescribing of oxygen?

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Delivering safe prescribing of anticoagulants

By Mr Steven McGlynn, Tuesday 1 October 2013

  • What are the common errors associated with prescribing anticoagulants?
  • How can good documentation improve safe prescribing of anticoagulants?

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Electronic prescribing systems: the key to better hospital prescribing?

By Ann Slee, Tuesday 1 October 2013

  • What are the ways in which electronic prescribing systems can reduce prescribing errors?
  • What are the challenges of implementing a hospital electronic prescribing system?

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