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HSE National Procedure

Completion of the Medicines Request and Administration Record for Public Health Nursing Services

Topic: Medicine request record
Document Owner: Office of the nursing and midwifery services director (onmsd)
National Group: National practice development for public health nursing
Effective From: 01 December 2020
To provide guidance to RPHN’s, RGN’s and RNP’s, and doctors on the processes to issue a request to a nurse working in the PHN service to administer a prescribed medication to a patient.

To ensure the safe and effective management of prescriber requests to the PHN service to administer medication to patients on the community nursing caseload. Outcome to be explicit, up to date written request documentation is available for all patients requiring the administration of medication by the community nursing service in that patient’s health care record.