Safety with medicines
Errors in the administration of medications can cause serious
harm to patients/clients - think of some of the news coverage you
have seen about this subject.
One of the common errors made is in the calculation of
medication doses. However, there are many other sources of errors
in the prescribing, dispensing and administering chain.
If your role includes making medication dose
calculations, are you confident in your skills?
You will be aware of your professional regulator's standards
from your undergraduate experience and may want to review these, or
the specific aspects that are more pertinent to your work.
We have negotiated a link to learning resources developed by
Authentic World which aims to build confidence in calculating
medication dosage through self-paced learning activities. You can
dip into the programme in sections and take the diagnostic
assessment at your own pace.
By logging onto Authentic World, you will be issued one of
the licences which are part of the pilot arrangement. Licences are
for use by registered flying start learners in NHSScotland
Get a licence and enter Authentic World by clicking on the icon
If you do not need to complete the learning programme, but are
interested in finding out more about the Authentic World resource,