Inpatient PD Medication Management

By Dr James Gaywood, ST7 Care of the Elderly, Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust


An audit of PD medication administration at a DGH hospital in Warwickshire.

This audit focused on drug administration compliance over a two month period. Data obtained from electronic prescribing records was used to highlight any delayed/missed doses or inaccurate prescriptions.

A sample of discharged patients with PD were subsequently contacted to establish their experiences of inpatient PD care. These experiences could then be compared to the objective evidence of any compliance issues.

As part of the audit, a proposal for an inpatient PD nurse was explored. This was felt to be one option to help improve medication administration and providing education around PD topics.

The results from this audit were fed back to the department at the hospital to support a service development plan.

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