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Improving Medication Administration in Custody

The Improving Medication Administration in Custody project improves the medication administration process for people in custody in NSW public correctional facilities.

Added: 31 October 2022 | Last updated: 24 November 2022

Optimising Medication Reconciliation within Electronic Medication Systems

Blacktown Hospital improved the quality of medication reconciliation by developing a new medication reconciliation form, delivering training to staff and conducting interviews with patients within 24 hours of admission.

Added: 8 September 2017 | Last updated: 8 November 2021

Elimination of Hepatitis C in a Prison Setting

The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network introduced the first hepatitis C virus elimination program in the NSW correctional setting.

Added: 6 June 2018 | Last updated: 8 November 2021

Patient’s Own Medications Handling Process

By 31 December 2020, 80 of patients who surrender their own medications on admission to St Joseph Hospital will get their own medications checked at the point of discharge from...

Added: 20 April 2021 | Last updated: 25 August 2021

Pharmaceutical Procurement Proves Prosperous

This project developed a process for the procurement (selection and purchasing) of medications that considered patient benefits, prescriber choice, cost and logistics. This included the development of a Pharmaceutical Procurement...

Added: 14 March 2017 | Last updated: 21 April 2021

Medication Reconciliation: A Prescription for Safety

This project aims to reduce medication errors, by ensuring the patient’s medicines are accurately documented on admission to hospital and any changes are communicated to the patient and carer when...

Added: 15 March 2017 | Last updated: 21 April 2021

MediREACH: Improving Medication Safety for Patients

Murrumbidgee Local Health District developed a process to ensure all patients have a best possible medication history recorded on admission to hospital.

Added: 27 November 2017 | Last updated: 21 April 2021

Improving access to medication review in high risk inpatients

The Prince of Wales Hospital is redesigning its clinical pharmacist services to prioritise medication review for inpatients most at risk of medication harm and ensure appropriate documentation of medication reviews.

Added: 3 December 2019 | Last updated: 12 December 2019

MEtabolic MOnitoring Whole Health in Mind

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network identified inconsistent metabolic monitoring as a patient safety risk, and resourced a project team to address this issue. Patients prescribed psychotropic medications are...

Added: 29 November 2019 | Last updated: 12 December 2019

On Time, Every Time for People with Parkinson’s

To ensure 75 per cent of PD patients at Coffs Clinical Network are identified within four hours of admission, receive medications on time and have a carer who is satisfied...

Added: 9 May 2018 | Last updated: 28 May 2018

The Hep C Triple C: Care, Coverage and Cure

The JH&FMHN implemented a number of solutions to provide equitable and efficient access to the new curative hepatitis C virus medication in correctional centres across NSW.

Added: 27 November 2017 | Last updated: 15 December 2017

It Takes Two

It Takes Two was designed to educate nursing staff and managers on NSW Health and local policies regarding medication handling, with the aim of improving patient safety in the emergency...

Added: 27 October 2017 | Last updated: 10 November 2017

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