This course is the first in a series about high risk medicines. The remaining modules will focus on particular groups of high risk medicines.
‘High risk medicines’ are medicines that have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.
Although mistakes may or may not be more common with these medicines, the consequences of an error can be more devastating to both the patient and the healthcare team.
This course is intended for all health care staff involved in the management of medicines, particularly in the hospital setting.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
This course is intended for all healthcare staff involved in the management of high risk medicines.
The course is designed to take around half an hour to complete.
On successful completion of the assessments you can download a certificate of completion.
This course aligns with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Second Edition – Standards 1, 2, 4 & 6.
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Medicines and Technology Policy and Programs Branch (MTPP), SA Health:
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