The Acute Assessment Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has become the latest area to successfully introduce HePMA, a new electronic prescribing system.
HePMA (Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration) is an exciting initiative with strong patient safety benefits. It removes any problems with deciphering handwriting, a problem with paper-based Kardex system, and ensures that information can be easily accessed and updated by all relevant staff. It also makes it easier and quicker to order medicines by removing the need for duplicate paperwork and reducing the number of steps in the ordering process.
The system has already been implemented in the mental health and children’s wards and there are now plans to roll it out to the rest of the inpatient wards at Forth Valley Royal Hospital over the next year.
Training resources have been developed for staff using the new electronic system, including LearnPro modules.