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High Risk Medication (Drug Safety) e-Learning

Drug Safety e-Learning

An e-learning module providing education and training in the safe use of high risk medicines with the aim of reducing medication errors, improving patient safety and encouraging the reporting of medication incidents.

Medication errors are a major cause of preventable patient injury. Understanding the sources of these errors and where they occur in the medication process can help to stop these errors occurring.

High risk medicines are medicines that carry a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when they are used in error. This e learning discusses the top 10 high risk drugs and the specific risks related to each type of medication; highlights best practice in the safe use of medicine and demonstrates the importance of reporting medication errors in order to improve practice.

  • Introduction
  • High Risk Medicines
  • Top 10 High Risk Medicines
  • Safe Use of Medicines
  • Learning from Mistakes
  • Error Reporting
  • Summary

Pre and post assessments are available for this module to enable an assessment of improved performance.