Pharmacy Guidelines


Medication Safety

From March 11th 2019, this page will no longer be available. Visit the Pharmaceutical & Medicines Management Policy Page on HealthPoint for current policies and guidelines (WA Health employees only)

Date Reviewed
KEMH Prescribing Procedure April 2018
Medication Management Framework February 2018
Medication Safety: Administration and Checking Procedure by Nursing / Midwifery Staff and Students August 2015
Medication Safety: Commonly used References for Medication Use in Pregnancy and Lactation
Medication Safety: Administration of Enteral, Rectal or Nebuliser Liquids
Nurse/Midwife Initiated Medications May 2018
Medication Safety: Administration of Medications by Patient (Self) – Patient's Own Medications September 2014
Medication Safety: Discharge Medications October 2017
Eligible Private Practicing Midwives With a Scheduled Medicines Endorsement: Prescribing at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) August 2015
Administration of Schedule 4 and Schedule 8 Medications  
Medication Safety: Schedule 4 Prescription Only Medication Administration August 2014
Medication Safety: S4R Medications Administration, Handling and Documentation August 2014
Medication Safety: Schedule 8 Controlled Medications Administration August 2014
Medication Safety: Community Programme for Opioid Pharmacotherapy Patients in the Hospital Setting management of May 2015
Storage and Handling of Schedule 8 Medications  
Intravenous Medications  
Intravenous Infusion Guidelines  
Medication Safety: Intravenous Infusion Additives September 2014
Reconstitution and Administration of Intravenous Medications (Adults) - rescinded February 2019
Intravenous Medications - Procedure for Reconstitution and Administration May 2017
Intravenous Medications - Labelling of Injectable Medicines and Fluids - available on HealthPoint
Checking and Administration of Intravenous Medications May 2017
Storage and Handling  
Medication Safety: Fridge Medication and Vaccine Storage and Administration June 2015
KEMH fridge monitoring login (Access to fridge temperature data)  
Medication Safety: Storage and Labelling of Insulin: Insulin Cartridge and Pen Devices September 2014
Medication Safety: Cytotoxic Agents Safe Handling of September 2014
Medication Safety: Patient Specific Medication Locker March 2015
Perioperative Handling of Controlled Drugs March 2018
Return & Disposal of Medications   
Disposing of Pharmaceutical Waste  
Specific Guidelines  
Medication safety: High Risk Medications July 2016
Medication Safety: Intravenous Potassium Chloride WA Policy for the use of August 2014
Clinical Alerts: Identifying, Documenting and Communicating December 2017
Medication Safety: Medication Incidents and Near Misses Reporting of November 2015
Medication Safety: Medication Decision Discrepancy: Escalation Pathway for July 2014
Mental Health Consumer Medication Information (CMI) April 2015
Gentamicin Dosing and Monitoring  
Vancomycin Dosing and Monitoring