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Medicines Key Documents

Please note that the clinical key documents are not designed to be printed, but to be viewed on-line.  This is to ensure that the correct and most up to date version is being used.  If, in exceptional circumstances, you need to print a copy, please note that the information will only be valid for 24 hours and should be read in conjunction with the Key Document Supporting Information and/or Key Document intranet page, which will provide additional information including approval and review dates

Using the Key Document page

Please note all Medicines Policy SOPs (including about Controlled Drugs) can be found on the Pharmacy intranet page http://nww.worcsacute.nhs.uk/departments-a-to-z/pharmacy/formulary-policies-sops/

Adult Antimicrobial Guide

Animal derived medical products - trust guideline for patients who do not wish to receive medicines containing animal extracts 

Review date - 8th July 2023 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Guideline for the Use of Argatroban in Critical Care

Review Date - 15th January 2023

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Worcestershire Secondary Care adult antibiotic prescribing policy 

Review date - 1st July 2019

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Guidelines for medicines management following bariatric surgery 

Review date - 3rd February 2021 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

COVID-19 Vaccine Handling and Management Policy

Review Date - 9th December 2021 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Guideline for the Use of Clonidine for Sedation in Adult Intensive Care

Review Date - 4th May 2023

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Policy for the handling of spillage of cytotoxic drugs 

Review date - 21st February 2021 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Guideline for the Use of Dexmedetomidine in Critical Care 

Review Date - 15th January 2023

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Guidelines on the use of 'extended interval' aminoglycoside (gentamicin and tobramycin) therapy

Review date - 7th September 2018

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Treatment of Hypomagnesaemia

Review date - 30th December 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Acute treatment of Hypophosphataemia guidelines 

Review date - 19th May 2023 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Management of Hypocalcaemia in adult inpatients  

Review date - 10th February 2023

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Guideline for the Management of Adult Patients with Malignant Hypercalcaemia

Review Date - 5th February 2021 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Guideline for the management of Hypokalaemia in Adults

Review date- 15th January 2020 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Guideline on the Management of High Output Stoma 

Review Date - 8th July 2023

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Policy and procedure for the administration of injectable medicines 

Review date - 15th January 2023 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Policy and procedures for independent and supplementary prescribing 

Review date - 4th November 2022

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Medicines policy 

Review date - 8th July 2023

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Nil by mouth and peri-operative medicines use guideline 

Review Date - 25th June 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Guideline for the management of adult opiate dependent patients in the acute hospital setting 

Review date - 27th November 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Parenteral nutrition guidelines 

Review date - 31st October 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Guidelines on the use of St Mark's solution in patients with a short bowel 

Review date - 6th February 2021 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Risk Assessment and Management of Venous Thromboembolism for patients in Lower Limb plaster of paris (PoP) or non-weight bearing 

Review date - 3rd February 2021

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Page last updated: 04 January 2021