Medication: ordering, transcription, administration, dispensing
This fact sheet provides tips on how to avoid medication errors in the following settings:
- Personal/home care
- Ambulatory care/outpatient clinic
- Hospital inpatient care
This toolkit can guide physicians in the acute management of stroke patients. The kit includes forms and documentation to assist in critical decisionmaking. Designated forms that must accompany the patient upon transfer are identified.
The toolkit includes:
- Stroke packet cover
- Possible IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) (Activase) candidate (inside 3-hour window or less than 180 minutes from symptom onset)
- IV t-PA inclusion/...
The Medication Reconciliation Review tool provides step-by-step instructions for conducting a review of closed patient records to identify errors related to unreconciled medications. Organizations that are considering creating a medication reconciliation process can use this tool to establish a baseline of errors from unreconciled medications and to build a case for the importance of having a reconciliation process in place.
This tool contains:
Patients can use this template with their doctor to help manage their asthma on a daily basis and during an attack. It also includes a list of possible asthma triggers and ways to avoid them.
This action plan is divided into color-themed zones with which the health care provider can indicate specific instructions for when the patient is doing well (green), getting worse (yellow), or needs medical assistance (red). Each section lists the following types of information:
This tool can be used in all health care settings to conduct a self-assessment of compliance with guideline recommendations for chronic asthma treatment. The objective of the audit is to assess current practice with respect to inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and in children aged 12 years and over.
The document includes audit criteria and a data collection tool that can be used or adapted by the practice or facility. Suggestions on data...
This patient guide summarizes key recommendations on the use of corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and over. It is written for patients, caregivers, and the general public.
The guide addresses the following topics:
- What has the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said?
- Chronic asthma
- Inhaled corticosteroids
- What does this mean for me?
- More information...
The quick reference guide on corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and over presents recommendations for health professionals.
- Guidance for individuals with chronic asthma in whom treatment with an
- Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) is appropriate
- ICS and long-acting beta-2 agonist is considered appropriate
- Links to implementation tools
This tool can help patients keep track of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs that they take. It is available as an interactive online tool and as a PDF document that can be printed out and filled out by hand. The PDF document is also available in Spanish.
This record helps patients capture the following information about their medicines:
- Name of medicine or product
- How much do I take?
- When and how do I take it?
- Why do I take it?
This brochure offers tips to help patients work with their health care professionals to learn how to use medicine to increase its benefits. It includes a list of things to tell the pharmacist, questions to ask the pharmacist, and suggestions for checking medications before leaving the pharmacy.
This assessment form is used to help a patient/client be more adherent to their HIV medications by identifying possible barriers and helping the client overcome them.
When it is determined that a patient/client needs to begin HIV medication based on their CD4 and viral load, the client and provider should complete this form in its entirety at the initial assessment visit. This readiness form is divided into the following assessments:
- Mental health