Guidelines and checklists
ImPrint: Simplified Infusion Prescribing
Drug errors are the single most common incident in health care and infusions in an intensive care environment are often unfamiliar and infrequently administered.
Neonatal vancomycin prescription chart
Prior to the development of this prescription chart we had multiple drug errors relating to prescribed dose miscalculations, schedule and drug monitoring requirements, in neonatal unit at Leeds' Children's Hospital.
Junior Doctor Led and Owned Patient Safety– Medication Error Reduction in an acute tertiary neurosciences ward
Engaging the junior doctor workforce in implementing/ sustaining culture change and learning/ feedback among peers in a safe, facilitated environment.
Quality improvement project to improve prescribing error in a paediatric teaching hospital
Improving prescribing errors in a paediatric teaching hospital, delivering targeted training for doctors and nurses to reinforce standards.
Dosage calculators and apps
Neonatal TPN prescription
We use standard formulae for our neonatal parenteral nutrition. There were errors in manual calculations of infusions rates and fluid requirements.
Calculating ages from 2 dates is necessary when plotting growth charts or occasionally when prescribing medicines. This is not always easy as calendar months are different lengths, and sometimes you have to correct for gestational age if babies were born premature.
Ibuprofen Care Bundle
Identified errors in prescribed and administered dosages of Ibuprofen to treat for the closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in preterm infants. There was a lack of understanding and knowledge of side effects from both the medical trainees and nursing staff.
Neonatal Blood Transfusion Care Bundle
Implementing Neonatal Blood Transfusion Bundle into a Local Neonatal Unit (LNU) within the Thames Valley and Wessex Operational Delivery Network
- Quality Assured
Respiratory Futures is a new focal point for the UK respiratory community building on the findings of the Respiratory Alliance and reaching across the traditional boundaries of primary and secondary care.
Liverpool Adverse Drug Reaction Avoidability Assessment Tool (LAAT)
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are common in children. They contribute significantly to patient morbidity, mortality and hospitalisation costs. The incidence of ADRs in hospitalised children has been reported as ranging from 0.6-16.8% among studies.