1)The delivery of controlled drugs must be opened in front of the driver to check for any tampering. You can not fax a controlled drug prescription to the pharmacy.
2)If a tablet is dropped on the floor it needs to be recorded on the back of the MARR sheets and verbally passed on. The tablet is to be put in a clear plastic bag with the whom medication it is, what it is, the date and time and signed by two member’s of staff ready to be returned to Boots. To administer the tablet again, it is popped from week 4 starting from Sunday.
3)If a mistake has been made with medication then you need to be open and honest about it. You need to immediately notify you line manager or the on call. Record the nature of the error in the individual’s notes and fill out a medication error sheet. The nature of the error can be referred to an adverse event severity grading scale (enclosed in envelope). The individual will need to be monitored with the relevant statutory body being informed with a complete investigation taking place.
4)Most of the medication we have here at Applemead is disposed of by returning to the pharmacist. The ‘returned: destroyed’ section needs to be completed in the audit line which is on the MARR sheets.
For controlled drugs an authorised trained member of staff needs to do, witnessed by another member of staff. It needs to be documented in the controlled drug register and on the MARR sheets. Two members of staff must sign
5)In order for poor practice of medication to not happen, at Applemead each member of staff must have a medication assessment before being allowed to administer medication on their own. This helps reduce the lack of knowledge when it comes to medication and the policies. We also make sure that there is enough clinical waste bins available for gloves, packets to be put in i.e. emenzas are put in a nappy sack and put into the clinical bin and not the individuals bin their room. Risk of any poor practice can be reduced if there...