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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 the hospital.
St Joseph's Hospital
Added: 20 April 2021|Last updated: 25 August 2021
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.
Western Sydney Local Health DistrictBlacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Blacktown Campus)
Added: 8 September 2017|Last updated: 27 May 2021
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 Pack, as well as open communication and engagement with key stakeholders.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 14 March 2017|Last updated: 21 April 2021
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 they are discharged or transferred to another care provider.
Added: 15 March 2017|Last updated: 21 April 2021
Murrumbidgee Local Health District developed a process to ensure all patients have a best possible medication history recorded on admission to hospital.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 27 November 2017|Last updated: 21 April 2021
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.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 3 December 2019|Last updated: 12 December 2019
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 at increased risk of physical health side effects such as metabolic syndrome. These risks can be identified through regular physical health checks, referred to as metabolic monitoring.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 29 November 2019|Last updated: 12 December 2019
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: 21 June 2018
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 with the patient’s medication management.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 9 May 2018|Last updated: 28 May 2018
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 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 department.
St George Hospital
Added: 27 October 2017|Last updated: 10 November 2017
This project improved education and workflow processes around medication administration, to reduce instances where patients either don’t receive their medication or don’t have a documented reason as to why their medication was not administered.
Dubbo Health Service
Added: 10 October 2016|Last updated: 24 October 2016
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