A significant incident reporting form and guide to help you record and review medication-related safety incidents. This will enable you to identify and share learning.
The significant event reporting form can be completed electronically or printed and handwritten.
Guidance Sheets 00 to 10
00 How to report a significant incident and formHow to report a Significant Incident v5_2017 Significant Event Reporting Form v4_2017
01 Fridge temperature monitoring
How to store medication that needs to be refrigerated, daily temperature recording and what to do if the fridge temperature is out of range. A fridge temperature record sheet is included.Fridge temperature monitoring v4_2017
02 Controlled drugs (CDs)
Unlike other prescribed medicines there are additional safety and legal requirements for the storage, administration and disposal of controlled drugs.Controlled drugs (CDs) v4_2017
03 Analgesic patches
Tips on the safe use of the different types of analgesic patches, including advice on application, duration of action and how to record them on the MAR chart.Analgesic patches v4_2017
Warfarin is a high risk drug that requires close monitoring. This guidance sheet includes the standard requirements as stated by the National Patient Safety Agency as well as a good practice audit and a communication flow chartAnticoagulants v4_2017
05 Medication and falls
Medication and falls v5_2017
The more risk factors a resident has, the more likely they are to fall. Medication is one risk factor.
06 Making the most of food
Advice to help residents that have lost weight or have a poor appetite to make the most of the foods they are eating.Making the most of food v5_2017
07 Make the most of sip feeds
Advice to help residents that have lost weight or have a poor appetite to make the most of the foods they are eating.Make the most of sip feeds v5_2017
08 Medication reviews of antipsychotics
Awareness of the use of antipsychotics in residents with dementia, what the risks are and the importance of reviewingMedication reviews of antipsychotics v4_2018
09 Oral methotrexate and other cytotoxics
How to use methotrexate and other cytotoxics safely. Top tips on administration, monitoring, disposal, record keeping and using personal protective equipment.Oral methotrexate and other cytotoxics v5_2018
10 Administration dilemmas
Hints and tips to help ensure medicines are taken exactly as instructed to ensure they work as intended.Administration dilemmas v5_2018