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Medicines Matters – Autumn 2020

The Autumn edition of the Medicines Matters newsletter on medicines in a care setting is now available. Topics covered include:

  • Protocols & care plans for when required medicines (often known as “PRN” medicines)
  • Seasonal ‘flu vaccines
    • ‘Flu vaccine myth busters
  • Errors with morphine sulfate 10mg/5ml oral solution linked to inadvertent use of IV syringes & inadequate training
  • Digital Developments for Care Homes
    • Secure electronic mail – for sharing sensitive/personal information (e.g. discharge summaries)
    • Virtual meetings tools – for clinical & social use
    • Proxy on-line ordering of medicines
    • Electronic Medicine Administration Record (MAR) charts
    • NHS Care Homes Capacity Tracker
    • NHS Support for obtaining IT equipment