A novel education programme to improve confidence and knowledge levels regarding medications in an inpatient population
AffiliationJoseph Ryan, Timothy Balfour, Medicine, Mercy University Hospital, Grenville Place, Cork, Ireland.
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Is Part OfMercy University Hospital Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement Day 2019
CitationRyan, J., Balfour, T. (2019) 'A novel education programme to improve confidence and knowledge levels regarding medications in an inpatient population', Mercy University Hospital Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement Day 2019. Cork, Mercy University Hospital, 6 June 2019.
AbstractBackground / Problem Identified: HIQA report Feb 2018: One in five patients has an adverse event after discharge from hospital, with the majority of these relating to medicines. HIQA report on Medication safety Sept 2017: 58% reported the purpose of a new medication was explained in a way that they could understand. Personal experience of admitting patients (particularly in out of hours setting). Aims of this project were: To increase confidence and knowledge with regards regular medications. To assess patient confidence levels regarding current medications. To assess patient knowledge with regards to purpose and frequency of medications. To identify sources of information used by patients with regards medications
Series/Report no.Most Innovative Award, 2019
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