Improving the content, wording, structure and formatting of the NHS Injectable Medicines Guide ("Medusa") with user testing

Jones, Matthew D and Franklin, Bryony Dean and Raynor, DK Theo and Watson, Magaret (2019) Improving the content, wording, structure and formatting of the NHS Injectable Medicines Guide ("Medusa") with user testing. In: National Infusion and Vascular Access Society Conference, 2019-06-12 - 2019-06-13.

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    Abstract

    The NHS Injectable Medicines Guide (IMG) is used by nurses in >100 hospitals to guide the preparation & administration of IV medicines. Surveys suggest users find it too detailed & confusing. This may make it difficult to find relevant, unambiguous information & could lead to serious medication errors. We aimed to identify & resolve problems in two typical IMG guides via user testing.