NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

PostScript Safety

A bulletin which highlights risk and safety issues regarding medicines

PostScript Safety 12 (Aug 2012)

Posted: August 30, 2012.
Category - PostScript Safety
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Pyridostigmine Medication incidents

In this issue:

  • Aminoglycosides and ototoxicity
  • Pyridostigmine for Myasthenia Gravis
  • Chance to Check' and wrong patient incidents

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PostScript Safety 11 (Feb 2012)

Posted: February 29, 2012.
Category - PostScript Safety
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Mental Health Anticoagulants Methotrexate

  • Sepsis is a medical emergency
  • Methotrexate - voluntary ban on 10mg tablets
  • Changes to citalopram/escitalopram dosing
  • Enoxaparin:  advice on site of administration
  • Update on Double Dipping

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PostScript Safety 10 (September 2011)

Posted: September 01, 2011.
Category - PostScript Safety
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

  • Similar drug names
  • Mulituse of vials
  • Misuse of abbreviations
  • Reporting of hospital-acquired VTE on DATIX

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PostScript Safety 9

Posted: July 11, 2011.
Category - PostScript Safety

  • Warfarin safety
  • DATIX recording
  • Concentrated liquids

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PostScript Safety 8

Posted: March 14, 2011.
Category - PostScript Safety

  • Medicines reconciliation

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PostScript Safety 7

Posted: January 10, 2011.
Category - PostScript Safety
Tagged with - Diabetes

  • Focus on insulin safety

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PostScript Safety 6 (November 2009)

Posted: November 01, 2009.
Category - PostScript Safety
Tagged with - Opioids

This edition contains information on the safe use of opioids. To view this issue in PDF format, click here. Safe Use of Opioids Incidents...

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