Safer Prescribing

Published 2.10.2017

Safer prescribing will provide learning which will reduce risks and support consistent prescribing by offering practical approaches to avoiding errors and working safely and effectively. The modules include detail on how to take an accurate drug history, know more about interactions and errors, and discuss adverse effects with patients.

BMJ Learning Hospital Collection offers e-learning modules that address critical areas for hospitals. Multi-professional teams can learn using a mixture of 3D animation, audio, images, text and clinical cases, all peer-reviewed and regularly updated to reflect the very latest guidance.


Assessing pain and using the analgesic ladder1
Management of acute pain in adults: a guide for foundation doctors
Drug errors in hospital practice2
Drug errors are the most common cause of adverse events in hospitals. This module highlights high-risk areas and offers practical tips to ensure safe prescribing.
Fluid management in acutely ill patients3
Learn the fundamentals of fluid balance, how to assess fluid status, the basics of fluid therapy, and how to tailor fluid balance to the individual patient, including during acute illness.
Injectable medicines: prescribing, preparing, and administering4
There are more errors in prescribing, preparing, and administering medicines by injection than in any other form of prescribing. This module, which covers dosages, administration rates and dilutant volumes, will help you to to minimise risk and improve patient safety.
Quick tips: Inpatient oxygen therapy - a practical guide5
Learn more about the main types of oxygen delivery device and their indications in this short video module, which includes top tips on how to safely prescribe oxygen for hospital inpatients.
Survival guide - safe prescribing for surgical inpatients6
A practical guide to prescribing on the ward in your first surgical post as a junior doctor. This module covers a range of perioperative prescribing challenges, including management of hypoglycaemia, anticoagulation, and epidurals, plus some common emergencies such as opioid overdose.
Starting patients on anticoagulants in secondary care: how to do it7
This module provides essential information for healthcare professionals in secondary care on starting anticoagulants safely and effectively. It is based on the best available evidence.
Maintaining patients on oral anticoagulants: how to do it8
Learn how to maintain patients on oral anticoagulation, best practice for dose adjustment, different models of care, and the potential harms of oral anticoagulants.
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