Pharmacy - References and Resources
These resources are still being tested in the pilot sites as best practice and may not be final. All files are print proof and are freely available to reproduce and share.
Kardex for multi-compartment compliance aids (MCA)
Kardex for multi-compartment compliance aids (MCA) (PDF) – This tool has been designed to assist in the dispensing process of a MCA as well as the record keeping of communicated changes. The details of the MCA medication and any items to be supplied in addition (e.g fridge line/controlled drug) can be recorded on one side of the form. The other side is designed to record communicated changes or amendments. There is a space for which prescriber communicated the change and which pharmacist has reviewed and acknowledged the change before dispensing.
Warfarin flyer (PDF)– These patient information leaflets focus on four key points of information. They were developed after using “teach back” principles with patients that are prescribed warfarin.
Warfarin Teach Back Counselling tool
Warfarin Teach Back Counselling tool (PDF) – This tool is designed to be used when a trained member of staff is counselling a patient on their warfarin. QR scanning Apps on smart phones/tablets/iPads etc can be used to the scan the QR code (that links to the warfarin patient information video below). After viewing this video, if the patient/carer is unaware of the key points of information listed this can be marked with non-permanent marker pen and any issues recorded as a ‘care issue’ for follow up on the Patient Care Record (PCR) software.
Warfarin Patient Information Video
This video has been developed to provide key points of information for patients and carers of patients that are prescribed warfarin.
NSAIDs Safety Information card
NSAIDs Safety Information card (PDF) – This information card provides key points of information for patients or carers of patients that are prescribed or purchase Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs.
High Risk Medicine Intervention sticker
High Risk Medicine Intervention sticker (PDF) – These stickers are designed to be placed on the prescription bags of patients that receive a high risk medicine (e.g warfarin). This will alert the pharmacy staff involved that extra action or care may be required.
Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) sticker
Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) sticker (PDF) - These stickers are designed to be placed on the prescription bags of patients that receive a NSAID medication (e.g Naproxen). This will alert the pharmacy staff involved that extra action or care may be required.
Pharmacy Safety Climate Action Plan
Pharmacy Safety Climate Action Plan (PDF) – This briefing tool is designed to help community pharmacy teams discuss the results of their safety climate survey during regular safety huddles. The briefing tool is designed to be printed on both sides of an A4 sheet so that the host of the meeting can reference the “suggested topics for discussion” on one side while presenting the other side to the rest of their team, prompting discussion. The tool can then be displayed in a prominent place as a reminder of your team’s discussion whilst facilitating team focus.
If you have any feedback, questions or ideas for tests of change of your own then please e-mail the SPSP-Primary Care team.