Irish Medicines Formulary (IMF)

The "Rights" of Medication Administration

Rights_Medicines_AdministrationIMF 29 includes the practical 1-page guide for maximizing safety in administration of medicines.

The Medicines Administration Safety Cycle is a powerful guide to key safety issues every time medicine is administered. Its prominent position in the book ensures nurses always have access to this checklist for every medicines round. It makes a powerful training tool for new staff members as well as for everyday SOP adherence.

Medication Errors

Research shows that the most common errors in terms of administering medicines include wrong doses and wrong strengths. Such errors can have fatal outcomes and elderly patients are most at risk. Irish studies show that 20% of those over 50 years regularly take five or more medications. IMF clearly shows the dosage, including relevant details for special populations such as elderly and children, for every medicine.

The IMF Medicines Admininstration Safety Cycle protects the patient and the professional. It's always to hand in a book that is 100% Ireland-specific. Every medicine licensed in Ireland is included in IMF so the safety cycle chart and the rest of the same book are used to check specific details for each medicine.

IMF is the only source that includes all medicines prescribed for patients in Ireland. It includes all generic and branded generic drugs as well as the original brands. In addition to prescribing information, it provides practical details such as storage requirements for certain medicines, opening capsules or crushing tablets, taking medicines in relation to food and advice regarding dosing at specific times (morning/night).


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