drug chart

drug chart

An A4-sized page kept at the bedside of an inpatient or retained with the patient’s medical records at the nursing station at NHS hospitals, which provides a running log of the medications ordered by the caring doctor(s) or, in nursing homes, by the prescribing health professional.
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But a junior doctor accidentally missed the medication, designed to reduce the danger of blood clots, off his drug chart when she copied it up several days later.
However, they were accidentally missed off his drug chart at University Hospital, Walsgrave, an inquest heard.
But the research, by Sunderland University, revealed that at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, 74% of patients with a history of allergic reactions to drugs had no record of it in their clinical notes or on their drug chart.
On one occasion she then covered her tracks by falsifying the signature of another member of staff on the drug chart.
A total of 95 (26%) had a definitive record of a drug allergy in their clinical notes or on the drug chart, but 74% did not.
Senior house officer Dr Venkat Neelapala rewrote Mrs Swain's drug chart and did not consider the effects the painkiller was having without the side effect-countering drug.
Possibly an eighth mistake occurred when the nurse looked at the drug chart and not the medical notes.
Anderson was given slow-release morphine and other incorrect drugs after her name sticker was mistakenly placed on another patient's drug chart.
Miss Kitchen said: "After she went off duty it was noticed that Patient A's drug chart showed the administration of paracetamol elixir to him at 3.
Shaw objected to comments written on the drug chart by pharmacists stating "it suggests nursing practice is so shallow nurses need to be reminded of such things by a member of another profession".
It compiles fifty acute and on-call scenarios in a hospital setting that link to issuing a prescription, reviewing therapy and understanding drug interactions, it uses case scenarios and mock drug charts to teach the basics of prescribing, and is a powerful companion to building these skills.