Despite our very best efforts, sometimes medicines are not always stored safely and correctly, so this latest edition - due on wards this week - is focussed on the safe storage of medicines.
The recent CQC inspection highlighted some areas of medicines management that required improvement in some areas. For example the management of Controlled Drugs and medication refrigerator temperature monitoring.
We are also required by law and our professional governing bodies to store medicines safely and our Trust Medicine Code sets the standard for the safe storage of all medicines.
The newsletter shares info about the correct storage of medicines at room temperature, above or below room temperature and medicines that are controlled.
The newsletter also reflects on Medicines Management weeks.
As ever the middle pages are designed to be used as a poster for handy hints, tips, information and learning.