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Codes of Practice for Handling Medication Essay

  • Submitted by: janet1958
  • on January 14, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
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CODE OF PRACTICE
FOR THE

CONTROL OF MEDICINES

































Approved: April 1998
Issued by: Area Pharmacy Service
Borders General Hospital


CONTENTS


|                                                                             |Page                 |
|INTRODUCTION                                                                 |1                   |
|PROCEDURES                                                                   |2                   |
|ORDERING                                                                     |3                   |
|PRESCRIBING                                                                   |5                   |
|DISPENSING                                                                   |10                   |
|ADMINISTRATION                                                               |11                   |
|INTRAVENOUS DRUGS                                                             |15                   |
|LOCAL PROCEDURES                                                             |20                   |
|BIBLIOGRAPHY                                                                 |20                   |


  1. INTRODUCTION


This Code of Practice lays down guidance for all staff who may be involved in the prescribing and administration of medicines.

For the purpose of this code, medicines are defined as substances included in the 1968 Medicines Act. In summary, this is any substance used for treatment, preventing or diagnosing disease, contraception, inducing anaesthesia or otherwise affecting normal physiological function.

The Code provides broad guidelines and some procedures. Detailed local procedures may be required in specific areas.

Managers/Heads of Department are responsible for ensuring staff follow the guidelines laid down in the Code.

See bibliography for a list of references used to compile this Code of Practice, which...

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