The revised edition of Don’t Rush to Crush is now available in MIMS Online

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The Don’t Rush to Crush guide to safely administering oral medicines to people with enteral feeding tubes or swallowing difficulties has been comprehensively revised and is now live in MIMS Online.

This third edition of Don’t Rush to Crush contains a total of 570 oral medicines, including 50 additions, while some monographs have been combined to assist with efficiently referencing medicines.

3rd edition fast facts 

- 570 oral medicines  

- 50 new entries 

- New small doses section

- Extensive dispersion studies

- New focus on patient-centred care

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia (SHPA) conducted extensive dispersion studies and consulted over 650 health professionals to develop a new format that enhances focus on patient-centred care, presenting essential information clearly as a series of options.

A new “What to do for doses less than a whole tablet” section for selected medicines will assist health professionals when giving very small doses and includes instructions for preparing aliquots.

SHPA Publications Manager Nicki Burridge says Don’t Rush to Crush remains an essential frontline resource to manage risk and ensure quality care in all healthcare settings. ”Having this information on hand at the point of care will help ensure patients receive their medicines in a manner that is safe and maintains medication efficacy,” he said.

last updated: 
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018