Aged residential care (ARC) Medication Chart implementation and training guide

27 Mar 2018 | Medication Safety

This guide provides information to help ARC facilities, their attendant general practitioner(s) and community implement the electronic ARC Medication Chart.

The Commission fully supports the use of integrated electronic prescribing and administration systems. However, we are aware it will be some time before all ARC facilities are in a position to adopt these solutions. The electronically generated paper ARC Medication Chart is viewed as an interim step pending the adoption of integrated electronic prescribing and administration systems. We also acknowledge that many ARC facilities have already adopted integrated prescribing and administration systems.

More information and background about the ARC Medication Chart is available here: www.hqsc.govt.nz/our-programmes/medication-safety/projects/national-medication-chart/aged-residential-care-arc-medication-chart/.

Last updated 17/09/2019