Monitoring & Reducing Medication Errors in Hospitals: High Risk Medicines & Patient Groups, National

Fri 28 February 2020 to Fri 28 February 2020, The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

This conference focuses on reducing medication errors and resulting harm in hospitals in line with the WHO Medication without Harm Programme goal to reduce the level of severe, avoidable harm related to medications by 50% over the next five years. The conference focuses on prioritising high risk medications and high risk patient groups to enable your interventions to have the highest impact on patient care and reduction in patient harm. The conference aims to bring together clinicians, managers, medication safety officers and leads to understand current national developments, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in improving and monitoring medication safety, and reducing medication errors and harm in hospitals.

The conference will also look at reducing medication errors in high risk patient groups such as older people as identified by the recent HSIB investigation: “Academic research suggests that over 200 million medication errors occur within the NHS in England every year2. Errors were more likely to be noted in older people, or in the presence of co-morbidity and polypharmacy…The average age of patients admitted to hospital is increasing and operational and clinical pressures within acute hospital care may create additional factors that lead to drug errors not being identified in older patient groups. The range of comorbidities and medicines taken by older people increases the complexity of medication prescription and the risk of patient harm when medication errors occur.”

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We are happy to offer registrants our 20% discount by quoting ref: hcuk20barna when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

Barna. British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association