Royal Adelaide markedly improves safety of opioid administration to patients
Categories: Innovation |
Author: Matt Stewart
Posted: 26/06/2015 |
Royal Adelaide identified a concern around the appropriateness of opioid prescriptions and compliance with recommended monitoring of patients on immediate release opioids. By developing an opioid discharge guideline, an education campaign including a patient information sheet and an Immediate release opioid “standard order” form they recorded a large improvement in compliance of pain and sedation score monitoring. Their opioid resource kit has also been endorsed for state-wide use.
Royal Adelaide’s innovation presentation is available to HRT members by clicking here
Other hospital’s innovations from the 2015 Medication improvement group meeting are available by clicking here