Video examines issues around crushing tablets

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A new educational video called “Best Practice in Medication Management”, from Rosemont Pharmaceuticals explores the problems surrounding the practice of tablet crushing and capsule opening. Set in Temple Manor nursing home (a specialist nursing home for elderly mentally ill people), near Selby, Yorkshire, the video looks at why pill crushing has emerged, what the dangers of this practice are for both the nurse/carer and the patient/resident, together with the legal implications of crushing and opening medication. The video¹s producers say it will make the estimated 85% of carers and nurses who regularly crush tablets aware of the potential dangers. “Practical alternatives to tablet tampering are recommended to safeguard all concerned,” says Rosemont Pharmaceuticals. “There are contributions from a senior nurse manager, a general practitioner, a lecturer in healthcare law and a community pharmacist, as well as input from the UKCC. Last about 15 minutes the video is designed for use in a teaching situation and

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