[PDF] Regional guidelines for the supply of “take-home medication” from Northern Ireland emergency departments

Source:
Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network - GAIN
Publisher:
Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network (GAIN)
Publication date:
02 December 2014

Abstract

This guideline was developed to be used by all nursing and medical staff involved in the supply of medication to patients within Northern Ireland Trusts’ Emergency Departments (ED). It aims to clarify processes and procedures for medication supply so that all healthcare professionals involved in the process are informed and aware of their department’s protocols. This will ensure safe and effective practice and an improved standard of care delivered to patients attending Emergency Departments.The remit of the guideline is for all of the Trusts’ Emergency Departments across Northern Ireland.