Hospital Authority releases Medication Safety Bulletin

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
     The Hospital Authority today (November 29) published the latest issue of the biannual Medication Safety Bulletin (MSB). This issue highlights the safe application of two drugs, including the risk minimisation measures of valproate to help patients understand the possible harmful effects to the foetus while taking the medication and the proper dosage of methotrexate for different types of patients as well as its global targeted medication safety best practice.  
     This issue also describes the experience of Kowloon West Cluster in using the Inpatient Medication Entry to facilitate correct prescribing of insulin infusions.
     The publication has already been posted on the web for sharing with healthcare professionals. Members of the public are also welcome to browse it at the following link: MSB is published every six months, on the last Fridays of May and November. The next issue will be published on May 29, 2020.

Ends/Friday, November 29, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:35