Education & CPD

Best Practice in Medication Management


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  •   Date: Tuesday, 03 October 2017
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:45
  •   Start: Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:00
  •   End: Tuesday, 03 October 2017 15:45
  •   Location: Main Room, Limerick Office, Unit 4B, Courtfields Raheen, Limerick


This study day provides participants with an overview of the main issues associated with medication errors and near misses and explores evidence-based approaches to promote and implement safe medication practice. It helps participants understand the 'risk management' approach to safe medication management practice in an organisation.  It is underpinned by legislation and by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann Guidelines.
Please refer to Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland guidance, standards and e-learning programme on medication management available on
  • Tuesday, 03 October 2017

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
  • 11:30
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  • 13:00
  • 14:00
    Wound Assessment
  • 15:00
    Dressing Selections
  • 15:45
    Questions & Answers
  •   Location: Main Room, Limerick Office, Unit 4B, Courtfields Raheen, Limerick
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Alexis, O. and Caldwell, J., (2013) Administration of medicines - the nurses' role in ensuring patient safety , British Journal of Nursing, pp 32-5.

  2. Cleary-Holdforth, Joanne and Leufer, Therese, (2013) The strategic role of education in the prevention of medication errors in nursing: Part 2, Nurse Education in Practice, pp 217-20.

  3. Elliot, M. and Lin Y. , (2010) The nine rights of medication administration: an overview, British Journal of Nursing, pp 300-5.

  4. Jones, SW. , (2009) Reducing medication administration errors in Nursing practice, Nursing Standard, pp 40-6.

  5. Shepherd, Martin, (2011) Administration of Drugs 4:by patients, Nursing Times, pp 16.

  6. Snowden, A. , (2008) Medication management in older adults: a critique of concordance, British Journal of Nursing, pp 114-9.

  7. Tweddle, F. , (2009) Covert medication in older adults who lack decision making capability, British Journal of Nursing, pp 936-9.

  8. Wright, David John and Kelly, Jennifer, (2012) Medication administration in patients with dysphagia, Nursing Standard, pp 35-40.

  9. Johnson, Karen, (2012) Reducing administration errors: a case study , Nursing and Residential Care, pp 296 – 299.

  10. Leufer, Therese and Cleary-Holdforth, Joanne, (2013) Let's do no harm: Medication errors in nursing: Part 1, Nurse Education in Practice, pp 213-6.

  11. An Bord Altranais Medication Management eLearning Module .

  12. An Bord Altranais, (2007) Guidance to nurses and midwives on medication management .

  13. Boots Care Services, Health Service Executive and Nursing homes Ireland, (2009) Medication Management Templates Standards for Practice in Residential Care.

  14. Government of Ireland Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977 .

  15. Government of Ireland Misuse of Drugs Act 1984 .

  16. Government of Ireland Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control and Supply) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 540 OF 2003) .

  17. Government of Ireland Irish Medicines Board Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2006 .

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