Rapid improvement guide: optimising medicines discharge


Optimise you medicines discharge process by using the five key principles that deliver effective clinical pharmacy services.

Rapid Improvement Guide to: Optimising medicines discharge to improve patient flow PDF, 78.4 KB

This rapid improvement guide for clinical pharmacy sets out the five key principles of optimising medicines discharge, including a number of case studies.


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    • nhsi
    • 24 Jan '17

    resource was opened for discussion.

    • david.miller
    • 3 May '17

    We are lucky in being able to deliver all these principles from admission and emergency care units with advanced pharmacy practitioners on IAU/PREP with 14 hour medicines reconciliation targets, board round attendance with 48 hour verification targets, hospital wide use of PODs and near patient storage of discharge medication with <35 minute dispensing time to >96% pharmacist initiated discharge through to post discharge including effective comms with primary care practitioners. To be truly effective you need a 7 day integrated medicines management largely utilising a consult and delegate model supported by effective EPMA systems and automated dispensing systems. Welcome any other suggestions for improvement?

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