Safe Medication Is Teamwork
The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (STM) published a renewed version of Turvallinen Lääkehoito (Safe Medication) -guidebook for medication safety in March 2021. It is addressed for all units providing medication in Finland, and it is a great aid for creating medication plans.
All professionals participating in medicine work should take part in monitoring the performance of medication and strive for preventing avoidable adverse effects. This is best realized through seamless multiprofessional collaboration. One of the most significant problems in medication is being able to transfer up-to-date information between professionals participating in the care of the patient.
Therefore, it is important that professionals participating in medicine work know how to recognize possible problems regarding medication and forward the information to others participating in the care - including the patient and their close relatives.
“One of the most significant problems in medication is being able to transfer up-to-date information between everyone participating in the care of the patient.”
When all data related to medication is gathered in the same place on the cloud-based platform operated by Causalus, medical records remain up-to-date, helping professionals follow the official guidelines provided by STM and making medicinal care more transparent. The service analyzes the patient’s medication and health and presents the data in clear, visually pleasing form, making it easy for healthcare professionals to recognize the risks related to the patients’ medication and fix possible issues. This way, even a complex medication regime can be reviewed, monitored, and standardized faster and more easily.
The telemedicine services provided by Causalus can be used by everyone participating in the care, enabling the professional advice and opinions to be directed to the physicians and medical staff. Safe medication at its finest is multiprofessional teamwork supported by telemedicine.