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Workbook on Safer Prescribing for Paediatric Doctors

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Context

The prescribing workbook is issued to all new neonatal and paediatric doctors who commence work in the Trust. Doctors complete the exercises and then these are discussed during their induction session. The doctors then also receive an answer book with additional information.

Aims

The prescribing workbook aims to inform doctors of the risks when prescribing and encourage good prescribing practice.

Description

Exercises focus on good prescribing practice, prescribing drugs on admission, IV fluids, infusions and drug calculations.

Implementation

This is version two of the workbook, which was revised following feedback and as a result of local incidents that had occurred.

Suggestions for further implementation

The workbook is currently being reviewed as ePrescribing has now been introduced locally, so the context of some of the questions is not relevant.

Challenges and learning

The workbook is currently being reviewed as ePrescribing has now been introduced locally, so the context of some of the questions is not relevant.

Quality assurance/MHRA registration

N/A