Documentation of allergies on inpatient medication charts

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574989
Title:
Documentation of allergies on inpatient medication charts
Authors:
Beary, E; Lillis, Y
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574989
Abstract:
Medication allergies are common and can result in significant morbidity and mortality, allergic drug reactions have an estimated mortality rate of 0.09 per 1,000 hospital admissions. 1 In Ireland medication allergies accounted for 2% of medication events reported, according to the Irish Medication Safety Network. 2 Therefore documentation of allergies on medication charts is commonplace in order to prevent or minimise potential adverse reactions due to known allergens. Previous research from an Irish hospital had shown that only 70% (211/300) of charts examined had a completed drug allergy box. 3
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
ALLERGIES; MEDICINES

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBeary, Een
dc.contributor.authorLillis, Yen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T11:10:39Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T11:10:39Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/574989en
dc.description.abstractMedication allergies are common and can result in significant morbidity and mortality, allergic drug reactions have an estimated mortality rate of 0.09 per 1,000 hospital admissions. 1 In Ireland medication allergies accounted for 2% of medication events reported, according to the Irish Medication Safety Network. 2 Therefore documentation of allergies on medication charts is commonplace in order to prevent or minimise potential adverse reactions due to known allergens. Previous research from an Irish hospital had shown that only 70% (211/300) of charts examined had a completed drug allergy box. 3en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectALLERGIESen
dc.subjectMEDICINESen
dc.titleDocumentation of allergies on inpatient medication chartsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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