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National medication chart workshop

31 Oct 2011, Medication Safety

This workshop brought DHBs together to review implementation progress and lessons learned, and plan for future developments of the chart.

ALERT 7: Morphine

7 Oct 2008, Medication Safety

Purpose: To highlight risks for patients on morphine and to suggest improvements in practice in both primary and secondary care environments.

ALERT 11: Dabigatran

1 Jul 2011, Medication Safety

Purpose: To highlight the risks associated with the use of dabigatran

Analgesic use for chronic pain

27 Apr 2018, Medication Safety

Chronic pain should be carefully evaluated to decide which analgesic (pain reliever) is appropriate.

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.

ALERT 8: Colchicine

1 Jun 2009, Medication Safety

Purpose: To highlight the dangers associated with using colchicine in the treatment of acute gout and to change prescribing to a lower dose.

Medicine reconciliation workshop

31 Oct 2011, Medication Safety

This workshop reviewed progress to date and looked at tools and approaches for spreading medicine reconciliation to more patients, more services and expanding from admission to other transition points, ie, transfer and discharge.