Pre-printed prescriptions as a means of reducing medication incidents in Haematology Patients at Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/245461
Title:
Pre-printed prescriptions as a means of reducing medication incidents in Haematology Patients at Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore
Authors:
Garvey, E; Carr, J
Affiliation:
Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore
Publisher:
Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/245461
Abstract:
A number of incidents have occurred in the midlands area due to patients receiving inappropriately prolonged courses of cytotoxic chemotherapy. For example; Incident 1: On discharge, one patient was prescribed Melphalan and Prednisolone as a 6- day course, to be repeated every 28 days. The G.P. wrote a G.M.S. prescription for a 6-day course every week. The patient had received 16 days of treatment before the error was detected. Incident 2: Patient prescribed Chlorambucil in hospital. The hospital pharmacy dispensed the full course. The patient was discharged after 5 days. Patient was due to receive 7 days of chlorambucil. Patient brought home 2 days supply from hospital. Chlorambucil was also prescribed on the discharge prescription. Patient received another 7 days supply in the community. Patient received 14 days instead of 7 days of treatment.
Item Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Keywords:
PRESCRIBING; MEDICAL ERROR
Local subject classification:
HAEMATOLOGY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGarvey, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarr, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T11:34:28Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T11:34:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/245461-
dc.description.abstractA number of incidents have occurred in the midlands area due to patients receiving inappropriately prolonged courses of cytotoxic chemotherapy. For example; Incident 1: On discharge, one patient was prescribed Melphalan and Prednisolone as a 6- day course, to be repeated every 28 days. The G.P. wrote a G.M.S. prescription for a 6-day course every week. The patient had received 16 days of treatment before the error was detected. Incident 2: Patient prescribed Chlorambucil in hospital. The hospital pharmacy dispensed the full course. The patient was discharged after 5 days. Patient was due to receive 7 days of chlorambucil. Patient brought home 2 days supply from hospital. Chlorambucil was also prescribed on the discharge prescription. Patient received another 7 days supply in the community. Patient received 14 days instead of 7 days of treatment.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMidland Regional Hospital, Tullamoreen_GB
dc.subjectPRESCRIBINGen_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL ERRORen_GB
dc.subject.otherHAEMATOLOGYen_GB
dc.titlePre-printed prescriptions as a means of reducing medication incidents in Haematology Patients at Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamoreen_GB
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentMidland Regional Hospital, Tullamoreen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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