Liquid medication safety

Contents

  • Liquid medication safety
  • Pre-test
  • Introduction & module overview
  • Dosing aids
  • Considerations when dispensing for children
  • Alcohol content
  • Support materials
  • CPPSG recommendations
  • Reconstitution and shelf life
  • Reconstitution and shelf life (2)
  • Learnings from ‘overfilled spoon’ incident
  • Disposal of unused liquid medicines
  • Learning scenario 1
  • Learning scenario 2
  • Post-test
  • Action & Evaluation
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Liquid medication safety

Goals & learning objectives

This module will help pharmacists refresh their knowledge regarding liquid medication safety and enable them to test their calculation skills. The module features some examples of what can happen when things go wrong with liquid medicines and highlights both ways to minimise risks and the importance of counselling patients when supplying liquid medications.

Contributing author: Kate Livesey, Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group; policy and programmes manager at the Company Chemists’ Association

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