PharmaTell seminar: Improving the safety of prescribing: Systems, skills and safe prescribing competencies and Peri operative medication management - extending the role of the pre admission clinic pharmacist Event as iCalendar

03 May 2013

4 - 5pm

Venue: Seminar Room 503-020, Building 503, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Improving the safety of prescribing: Systems, skills and safe prescribing competencies

Prescribing errors occur secondary to multiple factors including prescribing systems, availability of patient data, availability and usability of decision support, individual knowledge, skills and competencies and effective communication from other clinical colleagues including supervision.

Ian will describe research over 10 years associated with causes of prescribing errors and the implementation and evaluation of prescribing systems including standardised medication charts, designated prescribing systems with decision support for high risk drugs and the development of a competency based prescribing up skilling program for final year medical students that has been recently adopted for pharmacy students.

Presented by:

Dr Ian Coombes

, Director of Pharmacy Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital & Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland

Peri operative medication management - extending the role of the pre admission clinic pharmacist

Non medical prescribing has been adopted in several countries, with prescribing rights given to other professions in an attempt to improve access to medicines, and better utilise the skills of the current workforce. From the literature, evidence to support this new role is mainly qualitative, with little in the way of proof of benefits in effectiveness, safety or appropriateness. A pilot of pharmacist prescribing in a pre admission clinic was evaluated using a validated framework, to try and provide some of this evidence.

Presented by: Andrew Hale , Senior Pharmacist; Surgical Team Leader Princess Alexandra Hospital Queensland, Australia