Browsing Medicines Management by Author "Khalifa, Najat"
Recording adverse drug reactions in a forensic psychiatry unit: How can we improve standards?Gibbon, Simon D.; Khalifa, Najat (2005)Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are increasingly recognised as an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Psychiatric patients, and especially those in forensic units, may be at increased risk of ADRs. Detection and documentation of previous ADRs are essential in reducing the risk of future ADRs. A baseline audit was undertaken, and subsequently the recording of ADRs on the drug cards of patients in a forensic psychiatry unit was re?audited. Poor levels of documentation of ADRs were found. Following the baseline audit, a number of simple measures were undertaken which improved performance at re?audit.