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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

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

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

Policy for the handling of spillage of cytotoxic drugs 

Review date - 21st November 2020

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 - 31st December 2020

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

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

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

Guidelines for medicines management following bariatric surgery 

Review date - 3rd 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

Guideline for vancomycin dosing and monitoring in adult patients 

Review date - 6th February 2021

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

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

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

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

Review date - 3rd December 2020

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

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

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

Guideline for the Management of Adult Patients with Malignant Hypercalcaemia

Review Date - 5th November 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

Page last updated: 07 August 2020