Guideline On Safe Use of High Alert Medications

Guideline On Safe Use of High Alert Medications (HAM)

Guideline On Safe Use Of High-Alert Medications (HAM) are guidelines pertaining to handling of drugs that are categorized as High Alert

Amendments have been made during the Medication Safety Committee Meeting, Pharmaceutical Services Division No.2/2014. The details of the aforementioned amendments are as followed:

a. Part C. HIGH ALERT MEDICATION CATEGORY (page 2)

Original:

All drugs listed in this category are considered High Alert Medications although it may not be listed individually in this guideline. This list may be edited at the individual health facility based on localized medication error reports.

Amendment:

All drugs listed in this category are considered High Alert Medications although it may not be listed individually in this guideline. This list may be edited at the individual health facility.

 

b. Part E.MANAGING HIGH ALERT MEDICATIONS (page 4)

Original:

  • High Alert Medications should have “HIGH ALERT MEDICATION” labels on storage shelves, containers, product packages and loose vials or ampoules.

Amendment:

  • High Alert Medications should have “HIGH ALERT MEDICATION” labels on storage shelves, containers, product packages OR loose vials/ampoules.
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