|Title:||Implementation of the National Inpatient Medication Chart|
|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 2080/06|
|Date of issue:||Monday, 10 July 2006|
|Description:||This policy directive specifies the use of the National Inpatient Medication Chart (NIMC) for inpatients across all WA public health care facilities. The NIMC is a quality improvement strategy aimed at addressing safety and quality issues associated with medication management.|
|Framework:||Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 10 July 2006|
|Review date:||30 June 2014|
|Authorised by:||Dr Neale Fong, Director General, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 10-Jul-2006|
|Print version:||View print version|
Implementation of the National Inpatient Medication Chart
This policy directive specifies the use of the National Inpatient Medication Chart (NIMC) for inpatients across all WA public health care facilities.
The NIMC was developed by the Austalian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care and endorsed for national implementation by Australian Health Ministers in April 2004.
The NIMC was developed following:
The following Health Service staff are to be informed of this policy:
The implementation of the NIMC does not preclude the use of additional charts or high-risk medication charts (eg. insulin, anticoagulation, palliative care, chemotherapy etc) where appropriate.
Guidelines for the use of the NIMC have been produced and are available on the NIMC website (www.health.wa.gov.au/nimc). A number of additional resources to assist Health Services with implementation are also available on the NIMC website.
Recommending a change to the NIMC
Dr Neale Fong
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 6 November 2013 at 12:24pm