This report outlines the findings and recommendations of the National Standard Medication Chart (NSMC) national audit 2018. Where appropriate, the report also references previous audits of the National Inpatient Medication Chart (NIMC).
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Hospital Medication Chart (PBS HMC) enables the prescribing, administering, supply and claiming of eligible PBS and non-PBS medicines without the need to issue a separate prescription.
This guide outlines relevant actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards that support safe and high-quality care for people with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium. It suggests strategies for implementation, provides links to further resources and highlights examples of good practice that are achievable.