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Fiona Fitzgerald RN
Ph: 0466103148

Medication Safety Improvement group Meeting 2020 Melbourne

It is well known that advances in medicines have significantly improved life expectancy, quality of life and delaying the onset of diseases. The challenges of delivering safe and cost-effective medication, education to staff and patients and carers is critical in ensuring patient safety in the hospital and community.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2018 reported that nearly 3 billion dollars was spent on medicines in public hospitals in 2015-16. However also acknowledged that there is at present an incomplete picture of medicines dispensed in hospitals. The Medications improvement group is now in its 5th year and provides an opportunity for hospital health executives and leaders to learn how to achieve best practice in relation the use of medications in Australian and New Zealand hospitals.

The goals of the group are to:

  • Bring together a multi-disciplinary group of Pharmacists, Physicians, Nurses, Health information managers and data analysts to identify “best practice” for safe and effective medicines use in Australasian hospitals.
  • Reduce adverse hospital events and complications that are attributed to medications
  • Identify “exemplar performers” in relation to medication safety practices
  • Share innovations in practices with an aim to improve patient and staff experience in relation to the dispensing and management of medication.
We would like to invite your Health service to participate in the 2020 Medication Safety improvement group to review benchmark data, discuss members success and challenges in relation to medication safety and leave with ideas on solutions to improve patient care and outcomes.

If you are interested in joining this group, have suggestions for improving the reports, or need any information please contact Fiona Fitzgerald 

[email protected] Ph: 0466103148

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