Monitoring medication
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Monitoring medication

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

How can we manage the medicines that patients bring into hospital?

Patients are often asked to bring their own medication into hospital. This helps staff to keep an accurate record of what is currently being prescribed and actually taken, and ensures any medication issues can be addressed. It also helps ensure that patients receive their regular medication if those medicines aren’t stocked in the hospital pharmacy.

Nursing Standard. 32, 12,30-30. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.12.30.s21

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