Medication Safety

Everyone has a role to play in medication safety

When medications are prescribed, everyone must work together to make the right decisions about your care. It is important for those taking medication and their caregivers to take an active role in managing their medication.
  • Know your medicines and keep an up-to-date list
  • Check that you are taking the right medicines the right way
  • Ask a healthcare professional if you are unsure about any aspect of using medicines

My Medicines List

When coming into Peamount, please bring an up-to-date list of your medications, including:
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Over-the-Counter Medicines (creams, eye drops, nasal sprays etc.)
  • Vitamins and Supplements
  • Any allergy to medications you have
Your community pharmacy or GP can help you with this, or you can fill out ‘My Medicines List’.

Five Moments for Medication Safety

You are the expert in knowing your own health, and your knowledge about your treatment is invaluable to the healthcare professionals involved. The five moments for medication safety are key moments when you can check or ask a question to make sure you are getting the most out of your medicines.
  1. Starting a medicine
  2. Taking my medicine
  3. Adding a medicine
  4. Reviewing my medicine
  5. Stopping my medicine

Medication Safety Strategy

The Peamount Healthcare Medication Safety Strategy aims to support safe medication usage with multidisciplinary team and patient collaboration to assess risk, improve quality and minimise medication-related harm within the organisation. Its goals include promoting a culture of safety, improving error detection reporting and reducing the risk of errors with high-alert medications.

Know your Medication

When coming into Peamount, where possible, please bring in a list of your current medications to include all patches, eye drops, creams etc. Your Pharmacist or GP will be able to help you if you are unsure of what items you are prescribed.