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Baclofen oral liquid medication alert

20 Oct 2021, Medication Safety

This medication alert is to advise that the Aotearoa New Zealand standardised batch sheet for baclofen oral suspension will change to a 1 mg/mL concentration from 1 November 2021.

Pain-relieving medicines for acute pain – information for patients

19 May 2020, Medication Safety

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, Choosing Wisely and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists have developed an information leaflet to help patients, caregivers and whānau use opioid medicines safely, to manage non-cancer pain.

ALERT: Transdermal patches

26 Sep 2019, Medication Safety

Purpose: To highlight the risks associated with the use of transdermal patches (both from the medicine and the delivery system).

Quality improvement toolkit

9 Apr 2019, Medication Safety

Techniques for reviewing an event and implementing change and improvements.

#O2TheFix toolkit

27 Mar 2019, Medication Safety

Tools developed by Waitematā DHB to encourage the safer prescribing and the best practice use of oxygen therapy, to reduce harm to patients.

Just and fair culture

14 Mar 2019, Medication Safety

This training video illustrates the principles of a just and fair culture; in a just culture, people feel safe and secure to speak up when an error occurs.

Safety Signal: Changes to the labelling of Bicillin LA®

13 Mar 2019, Medication Safety

Following international practice, the name and strength description for Bicillin LA® has been changed. The expression of the name will now be benzathine benzylpenicillin tetrahydrate. The expression of product strength will now be 1,200,000 units/2.3 mL.

Opioid implementation package

31 Aug 2018, Medication Safety

This package outlines the next steps and what the options are to make a significant difference in opioid-induced adverse drug events.