Education & CPD

Best Practice in Medication Management


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  •   Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2018
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 23 October 2018 09:45
  •   Start: Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:00
  •   End: Tuesday, 23 October 2018 16:00
  •   Location: Lecture Room, The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This education programme supports nurses and midwives in providing safe, evidence-based practice in the area of medication management. The programme will cover key topics such as: the key principles of medication management, the medication management cycle, management of controlled drugs and medication safety. Furthermore, it will explore relevant policy and legislation and will present scenarios in order to illustrate the various principles. Participants will have the opportunity to update their knowledge in line with the most up-to-date Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and Health Information and Quality Authority requirements for medication management.
  • Tuesday, 23 October 2018

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice
  • 10:30
    Key Principles of Medication Management
  • 10:45
    Medication Management Cycle
  • 11:00
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:15
    Management of Controlled Drugs
  • 12:00
    Discussion and Scenarios
  • 12:15
    Policy and Laws in Medication Management
  • 13:15
  • 14:00
    Medication Safety
  • 15:30
    Questions and Evaluation
  • 16:00
  •   Location: Lecture Room, The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
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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