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Safe Administration of Liquid Medicines by Routes other than Injection

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2012_006

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Medical Treatment
Clinical/ Patient Services - Pharmaceutical
Population Health - Pharmaceutical

Summary
This policy provides direction to minimise the risk of patient injury or death from inadvertent parenteral administration of liquid drug doses intended for other routes.

Date of Publication: 20 January 2012

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Clinical Excellence Commission

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Hospitals

Audience: Administration, Clinical

Distributed to: Public Health System, Divisions of General Practice, Government Medical Officers, Health Associations Unions, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 20 January 2017

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: H10/43697

Status: Active

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Safe Administration of Liquid Medicines by Routes other than Injection

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