Prescribing, Ordering, Storage and Disposal of Medications

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By Implementing the requirements detailed in this procedure, the residential home ensures that all medications in the residential home are prescribed, ordered, stored and disposed of in a safe and legal manner to maximise resident safety and wellbeing.

This policy was recently updated to incorporate the NMBI Code of Professional Conducts and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives 2021, the Antimicrobial Point Prevalence Survey of HSE Older Persons Residential Care Facilities 2020/2021, Antimicrobial stewardship Guidance for all healthcare settings and Safe Prescribing and Dispensing of Controlled Drugs.

Last updated 24/05/2024.

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This Policy and Procedure is a requirement of Schedule 5 under the Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents) and is in line with HIQA National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland and the Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation Standards for Long Term Care and evidence based best practice.

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