This report is one of a suite of papers in relation to the measurement of medication-related harm and the evaluation of the electronic medication management (eMM) Programme.
MDSR is not an alerting service, but a periodically updated review of the types of problems that have occurred with medical devices and lessons learned over the past three decades. It focuses on the steps that medical device users can take to prevent or reduce medical device risks to patient care and healthcare worker safety. Organised by tags or freely searchable, it serves as a reference database for medical device safety.
This suite of five free e-learning modules supports healthcare professionals to ensure diabetes is treated safely. Insulin safety training is now a requirement for all those who prescribe, prepare, handle or administer insulin.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a number of surveys to help healthcare professionals assess patient safety. Although primarily developed for a US audience AHRQ is actively looking for feedback from international users.
Diabetes is a widespread and growing condition, but insulin treatment is complex. The Regional Insulin Safety and Knowledge Project is working to reduce the risk of prescribing errors.
This guide from the NPSA is aimed at designers, regulators and purchasing managers, but has broader relevance to pharmacists and anyone involved in design for patient safety.