National inpatient medication chart training

Course for pharmacists, nurses, students

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Learn the principles of safe prescribing and how to complete the National Inpatient Medication Chart (NIMC) correctly. Upon completion of this course the learner will be able to:

  • follow safe prescribing practices
  • identify the different sections of the National Inpatient Medication Chart
  • correctly document all information required for drug orders and drug administration records using the National Inpatient Medication Chart.

The course comprises 7 modules:

  1. Introduction
  2. Safe prescribing
  3. Patient identification and medicines taken prior to admission
  4. Regular medications
  5. As required 'PRN' medications
  6. Other medication orders
  7. Paediatric NIMC – special features

Introduction

Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  • identify the National Inpatient Medication Chart
  • explain the rationale behind the National Inpatient Medication Chart.

Safe prescribing

Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  • follow safe prescribing practices
  • follow guidelines recommended in the guidelines national terminology, abbreviations and symbols to be used in the prescribing and administering of medicines in Australian hospitals
  • use only acceptable terms and abbreviations on the medication chart.

Patient identification and medicines taken prior to admission

Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  • correctly document all information required for patient identification
  • correctly document information on the patient's allergies and adverse drug reactions
  • correctly document information about medicines taken prior to presentation to hospital
  • understand the importance of a complete and accurate list of drugs and how this can influence ongoing care.

Regular medications

Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to correctly document:

  • all information required for variable dose medication
  • all information required for warfarin
  • all information required for regular medications
  • the administration of drugs
  • pharmacy review of drug orders.

As required 'PRN' medications

Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  • correctly document all information required for as required 'PRN' medications.

Other medication orders

Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  • correctly document all information required for once only, pre-medication nurse initiated medicines
  • correctly document all information required for telephone orders.

Paediatric NIMC – special features

Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  • identify the paediatric chart
  • identify the special features of the paediatric medication chart
  • correctly document specialised information required for medication management for paediatric patients.

CPD and incentives

Pharmacists

APC accredited CPD logo
Accreditation number: CX140091. This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist's CPD plan.

Nurses

This activity is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 2 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard

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