Landscaping medication standing orders use in australian emergency departments

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: MORROW, Melanie (National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Disaster Preparedness and Response, Fannie Bay, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Melanie Morrow: National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Australia
    Linda Ward: National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Australia;, Menzies School of Health Research, Australia
    Bhavini Patel: Northern Territory Department of Health, Darwin, Australia;, Top End Health Service, Darwin, Australia
    David M Pache: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Australia;School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, Australia;, Mater Pharmacy Services , Australia
  • Abstract:

    Background

    A Medication Standing Order (MSO) allows non-medical practitioners to administer scheduled medicines for specific criteria without a prescription.

    MSOs are utilised for two main reasons; to assist early appropriate management of time critical treatments when a medical practitioner is not available; and to support timely treatment of low

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