Hospital drugs mix-up highlighted in Betsi Cadwaladr report

Hospital drugs mix-up highlighted in Betsi Cadwaladr report
 

Hospital procedures have been tightened after a patient received daily doses of a drug normally taken weekly.
The "serious incident" is highlighted in a report on the pharmacy service to Betsi Cadwaladr health board which manages NHS care in north Wales.
Methotrexate is prescribed as chemotherapy for certain cancers but can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
The health board said the patient had not been harmed.
The report did not identify the hospital involved in the incident last year.
Induction training for prescribers and nurses now includes the use of the drug, the report... read more

 
27 February 2018 in Health, Views: 32
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