Avoiding missed doses
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Avoiding missed doses

Matt Griffiths Visiting professor of prescribing and medicines management, Birmingham City University

Is it okay to sign for medicines before I witness the patient taking them?

Ward drug rounds can be time-consuming, and it can take a while for patients to ingest multiple medications. If you prepare the medicines at the drugs trolley and then delegate the task of witnessing the patient take them, you may not see them being administered.

Nursing Standard. 32, 21,30-30. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.21.30.s21

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