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  • Document No./Site

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  • Practice

  • Audit completed by

  • Personnel involved in the audit

Audit Section 1

MEDICATION STORAGE

  • 1. Is the Nurse In Charge carrying all keys to drug storage areas/kept in key safe?

  • 2. Is the drug storage room locked at all times?

  • 3. All drugs stored in locked cupboard?

  • 4. Are all medications within current use-by date?

  • 5. Do all medications stored match the drug formulary?

  • 6. Are all medications stored as per the manufacturer's instructions (eg.temperature)

  • 7. Are all medications stored in the original manufacturer's packaging/container?

  • 8. Are imprest drugs stored alphabetically by generic name?

  • 9. Are imprest drugs stored in a clean and tidy manner?

  • 10. Are Doctor's prescription pads stored in a locked facility?

Audit Section 2

SCHEDULED/RESTRICTED DRUG CHECK

  • 12. Designated locked cupboard holds only Schedule drugs?

  • 13. Scheduled Drugs checked daily by two staff, one of whom is a RN? (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 14. All stocks are within the expiry date.? (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 15. All entries are legible? (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 16. All medication are entered in correct format - Correct drug on correct page. Only schedule drugs are recorded in the book? (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 17. Is the date and time recorded correctly? (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 18. Are the patient details complete with family and given names? (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 19. Quantity removed and dosage given recorded? (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 20. Is the prescriber's name clearly recorded? <br>((NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 21. Are all signatures legible? (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 22. Any incorrect entry into the drug register has been identified, dated and signed by the witnesses in the next line or by an asterisk (*) and ‘written in error’ at the bottom of the page with two staff member initials entered?

  • 23. RN in charge holds the key/in key safe to the Sch drug cupboard? (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 23. Are arrangements made for holding keys when areas are not working? (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 24. Key remains in possession of RN when not stored in safe? (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

  • 25. The cupboard is kept locked at all times (NA only if no Scheduled drugs in facility)

Audit Section 3

MEDICATION FRIDGE CHECKING

  • Does the facility hold a medication fridge?

  • 24. Has the medication fridge been checked daily and recorded (on days the site is open)

  • 26. Is the fridge clean and tidy?

  • 25. Is only medication stored in the medication fridge?

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