For frequently asked questions faqs about the npsgs visit the standards interpretation section. When a system issue interferes with safe medication administration nurses must report the problem so improvements can be.
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Nursing medication safety poster. Clean care is safer care. Despite the national emphasis on patient safety and quality care very little is known about effective medication safety strategies for nurses. Easy to read versions of the npsgs are forthcoming.
I think these safety tips can be applied not only by nurses but it can also be applied by family caregivers who are taking care of their loved ones. How to handrub poster pdf 436kb. 2019 national patient safety goals below are links to the 2019 national patient safety goals npsgs.
Medication errors are not uncommon. Included on each programs page is a link to download the chapter. Newsletter to send home to families 8 pgs newsletter to send home to families 4 pgs presentation to guide your otc medicine safety program discussion presentation to guide your otc medicine safety program discussion videos to foster.
7 nurses must resist the temptation to develop workarounds during the learning curve that comes with new technology. Initially computer processes may be time consuming but ultimately they can improve patient safety. Use generic names where appropriate tailor your prescribing for each patient learn and practise thorough medication history taking know which medications are high risk and take precautions.
Your 5 moments for hand hygiene poster pdf 407kb. Otc medicine safety for healthcare professionals kit mini poster. For more reading and learning related to this topic please explore our ce collection on medication safety.
To monitor evaluate and improve the quality and safety of this process evidence based quality indicators can be used. How to handwash poster pdf 468kb. Whats on the drug facts label.
These mistakes do not only compromise your patients safety but they can also put your profession job and hard earned license on the. Safe surgery saves. The recent iom report on medication safety 2 identified several areas needing future research including the following.
Apps poster english pdf 425kb. One third of all medication errors causing harm to hospitalized patients occur in the medication preparation and administration phase which is predominantly a nursing activity. Pfps poster pdf 564kb.
Acknowledge that medication safety is a topic and an understanding of the area will affect how you perform the following tasks. Check the name on the order and the patient. Follow our nursing blog for the latest nursing news inspiring stories form nurse leaders patient safety tales and much more.
Rights of medication administration. Its great to know the value of taking safety medication practices to avoid mistakes. Apps poster french pdf 388kb.
African partnerships for patient safety. As a matter of fact you may have probably been warned about them a hundred times before when you were still in nursing school.