The ENHCCG AND HVCCG have recently produced a guidance document on reducing harm from omitted and delayed medicines in care homes.

The guidance includes:

  • Examples of medicines which are time critical.
  • Examples of medicines where a dose delayed beyond 2 hours could result in significant short-term or long-term patient impact.
  • Examples of medicines where a dose omission could result in significant short-term or long-term patient impact.
  • Actions to take following a missed dose.
  • Common reasons for missed doses and suggested actions.
  • Dealing with errors/incidents.
  • Good practice recommendations to prevent missed doses.

 

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Guidance can also be found via the ENHCCG care home page and the HVCCG care home page.