A trial in Scotland is working on developing a new standardised prescribing and administration chart to cut out errors in prescribing wrong doses or the wrong drug by clinical staff.
The new standardised chart, designed by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and approved by doctors, pharmacists and nurses, will provide a simpler and more uniform document to be used across all hospitals and wards.
It is hoped that if the trial is successful then the chart will be rolled out nationally across Scotland.
What do you think?
- Do you think a standard prescription chart would reduce error?
- What are the benefits of locally designed charts?
- What are the major causes of drug error in your trust?
- How do you think drug errors could be reduced?
Read the report at Nursing Times.