Improving the content, wording, structure and formatting of the NHS Injectable Medicines Guide ("Medusa") with user testing

Matthew D Jones, Bryony Dean Franklin, DK Theo Raynor, Magaret Watson

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Abstract

The NHS Injectable Medicines Guide (IMG) is used by nurses in >100 hospitals to guide the preparation & administration of IV medicines. Surveys suggest users find it too detailed & confusing. This may make it difficult to find relevant, unambiguous information & could lead to serious medication errors. We aimed to identify & resolve problems in two typical IMG guides via user testing.

Conference

ConferenceNational Infusion and Vascular Access Society Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period12/06/1913/06/19

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Medicine
Medication Errors
Injections
Testing
Nurses
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • NHS Injectable Medicines Guide
  • Medusa
  • user testing
  • IV medicine administration
  • pharmacy
  • nursing

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Jones, M. D., Franklin, B. D., Raynor, DK. T., & Watson, M. (2019). Improving the content, wording, structure and formatting of the NHS Injectable Medicines Guide ("Medusa") with user testing. Poster session presented at National Infusion and Vascular Access Society Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Jones, Matthew D ; Franklin, Bryony Dean ; Raynor, DK Theo ; Watson, Magaret. / Improving the content, wording, structure and formatting of the NHS Injectable Medicines Guide ("Medusa") with user testing. Poster session presented at National Infusion and Vascular Access Society Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom.1 p.
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Jones, MD, Franklin, BD, Raynor, DKT & Watson, M 2019, 'Improving the content, wording, structure and formatting of the NHS Injectable Medicines Guide ("Medusa") with user testing' National Infusion and Vascular Access Society Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, 12/06/19 - 13/06/19, .

Improving the content, wording, structure and formatting of the NHS Injectable Medicines Guide ("Medusa") with user testing. / Jones, Matthew D; Franklin, Bryony Dean; Raynor, DK Theo; Watson, Magaret.

2019. Poster session presented at National Infusion and Vascular Access Society Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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