Get Inspired - June learnings from the Champions Network

Related topics: 
Safe Prescribing

 

We are always very pleased to share with you the experiences of some Champions in their projects' development.

Find out what others have been up to! 

  • Developing consensus on hospital prescribing indicators of potential harm for infants and children
  • Champions Network Webinar 

Please email us if you have your own update you would like to share.

 

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Developing consensus on hospital prescribing indicators of potential harm for infants and children

 

A set of 41 paediatric prescribing indicators describing potential harm for the hospital setting have been identified by an expert panel.  The indicators provide a standardised method of evaluation of prescribing data on both paper and electronic systems.  They can also be used to assess implementation of clinical decision support systems or other quality improvement initiatives.

 

The indicators are currently being incorporated into an electronic data collection tool that will become freely available to centres wishing to assess the impact of changes to their prescribing process including implementation or electronic prescribing or changes in clinical decision support.

 

You can view the abstract in full online in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 

 

The tool will be shared on Meds IQ shortly. Please contact Andy Fox if you have any questions. 

 

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Champions Network Webinar: drug calculator apps and other prescribing support tools.

 

Listen again to hear Dr Chris Kelly (the developer of Neomate, an award winning neonatal emergency drug calculator) give a presentation about key challenges and benefits in apps’ use and development in paediatric care. This is followed by discussions where other champions share their experiences and ideas