Canterbury DHB

Context

December 2021

Pink Book General Advice and Introduction

Prescribing Instructions for Medicines

 

  • Added detail for writing Controlled Drug Prescriptions.
  • Amended detail for Special Authority applications that:
    • acknowledges the ongoing issue of electronic platform availability;
    • gives additional instructions for an option to submit via secure email; and,
    • gives new instructions to manage a temporary issue with the Ministry of Health’s security certificate for this site.

Antimicrobial Guidelines

  • See bulletin for recent Antimicrobial Stewardship activities describing and quantifying the quality of antimicrobial prescribing in adult inpatients at Christchurch Hospital.
  • See bulletin for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021.
  • See bulletin for recent Antimicrobial Stewardship activities around penicillin allergy in adults, outlining the harms from incorrect penicillin allergy labelling and practical management approaches.

Pharmacokinetic Table

Diltiazem

 

Reviewed

Felodipine

 

Reviewed

Nifedipine

 

Reviewed

Pioglitazone

 

Reviewed

Verapamil

 

Reviewed

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (956347):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

December 2021

Next Review Due:

N/A

Keywords:

Note: Only the electronic version is controlled. Once printed, this is no longer a controlled document.

Topic Code: 956347