Meds IQ - Sharing QI resources for paediatric medicines safety
Medication errors are a significant but preventable cause of harm to children and young people. Meds IQ (www.medsiq.org) is a free resource that brings together quality improvement (QI) tools and improvement projects that have been developed to address this problem.
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For healthcare professionals
Meds IQ is freely accessible to any healthcare professional working with children in the UK, helping them to support each other in providing better paediatric medicines safety.
Supporting four key areas of medicines safety
- Safe prescribing
- Medication error reporting
- Medicine reconciliation
- Supporting patients
Meds IQ offers a number of different tools, e-learning courses and reference materials that may improve safer prescribing and reducing harm from medication errors, as well as useful links to resources for developing skills in QI methodology.
- Resource library - see how others have tackled similar problems
- Favourites - build your own menu of resources which are of most use to you
- Online professional community - share your own ideas and learning
- E-learning resources – develop your understanding and skills in paediatric prescribing
Visit www.medsiq.org to browse and download resources or share your own QI projects and ideas in paediatric medication safety.
If you have a media enquiry that relates to Meds IQ, please contact the RCPCH’s press office:
firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7092 6005
If you have an out of hours media enquiry, please call 07837 973 413
Meds IQ has been developed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in partnership with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and other Medical Royal Colleges.