The national Medication Record templates for adult acute hospitals are now available on www.safermeds.ie, together with an explanatory document. The templates incorporate good and safe practice and are intended to be used as an aid in the development or revision of local Medication Records, rather than as a national standard that must be implemented. Ensuring that each hospital’s Medication Record is designed, tested, used and revised appropriately and safely is the responsibility of that hospital.
HIQA finds effective governance essential in first medication safety inspections
Date of publication: Monday, 27 February, 2017
The first inspection reports on medication safety in public acute hospitals have been published today by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). Inspections found that where effective medication safety governance arrangements were in place, patients were better protected from potential harm related to medication use.