Handling and Storage of Patient's Own Medications - Including Schedule 4 Restricted And Schedule 8 Medications Procedure

Name/Title

Handling and Storage of Patient's Own Medications - Including Schedule 4 Restricted And Schedule 8 Medications Procedure (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-89-5790

Current from

21/04/2016

Coverage

South West

Policy Type

Procedure

Summary

Patients are encouraged to bring in their own medications on arrival to the hospital. Upon admission, patient's own medications are to be obtained to facilitate accurate medication reconciliation and prescribing. It may also be necessary to utilise patient's own medications in the short term if it is not available in the hospital, to enable continuation of essential medications.

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