HMI West Regional meeting 01 December 2014

Speaker: Dr. Amanda Phelan, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, UCD
Title: Medication Errors
Location: Training Centre, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway

Dr. Amanda Phelan, School of Midwifery & Health Systems, UCD gave a very comprehensive presentation on Medication Errors at the most recent West Regional meeting. She began by setting the context for the reporting of adverse events, using a range of statistical data from a number of different reports. Of prime importance, is the issue of clinical governance. Dr. Phelan talked about this cultural shift of being accountable and managing risk and the importance of each institution have policies based on national standards. She identified the types of errors, the contributing factors which lead to medication errors and the need for medication reconciliation. There was strong engagement with the audience present who also contributed to the discussion.

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