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Prescribing pitfalls and how to avoid them

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Prescribing pitfalls and how to avoid them

10 Oct 2019
GP Clinical Theatre 1

This presentation covers the most frequent causes of complaints and claims arising from medication errors. Using MDU data, Clare examines the common reasons for medication errors and the treatment areas which carry greatest risk. The presentation includes practical suggestions to help your practice minimise the risk of medication errors, and maximise learning if they do occur

  • To know the most common types of prescribing errors.
  • To have a strategy for reducing the risk of prescribing errors in your practice.
  • To know how to act and how to maximise learning when prescribing errors do occur.
Chairperson
Nassif Mansour, Chair - P-CNS
Speakers
Clare Sweeney, Medico-legal adviser - The Medical Defence Union