Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Medication Safety Week

Medication Safety Week

19–25 August 2019

Medication Safety Week

Medication Safety Week (19-25 August) is an annual Women's and Children's Health Network event held in association with Be Medicinewise Week 2019, hosted by NPS Medicinewise.

Throughout the week, the Women's and Children's Health Network hosted a range of activities for consumers, and education sessions for staff.

Although Medication Safety Week has passed for another year, it remains important to understand the medicines that you or your child are taking all year round.

Here are some helpful tips:

Do you know:

  • What medicines you/your child are taking?
  • Why you/your child are taking them?
  • How you/your child can take your medicines safely?

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are unsure about your medicines.

  • Track your medicines by keeping an up-to-date list of everything you are taking in a notebook or in the notes on your mobile phone.
  • When you come to hospital, always bring your medicines with you, along with a list of all the medicines you are a taking.
  • Remember to speak up if you are unsure about any of the medicines you are taking.
  • Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for advice about your medicines – We're here to help you!

For more information about managing your medicines or medication safety:

  • Contact the SA Pharmacy Medicines Information Service on 08 8161 7555 (9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

last modified: 13 Sep 2019