Supporting You Series
Receipt of Medicines
Things to consider when booking in medicines at your care organisation
A number of our customers have contacted us about problems with booking in medication, and the occurrence of medicines errors as a consequence.
A customer recently reported a medicines error where a medicines was not administered to a resident for 10 days because it was started at the end of the medicine cycle and was not transferred onto the new cycle.
We have prepared a checklist for you to use within your organisation when medicines are received into your service.
It contains an easy-to-read set of points to check as part of your internal process including what to do when ordering medicines, and items to check once the medicines are booked in.
RECEIPT OF MEDICINES CHECKLIST