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Article: Infusion pumps

Infusion pumps come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but they all do the same thing; they allow us to accurately control the amount of fluids, medication or liquid food we give to the patient. The nurse will normally check each infusion pump every hour to make sure that the correct amount of fluids, medication or liquid food has been given.

Web Link: Medication passport: free app

This link will take you to the Apple itunes store, where you can download a medication "passport" to your phone or tablet. The app was developed by the NHS and is free. It is designed to help you keep track of, and understand your medications, including any changes made by your doctor.

Article: Pharmacist

The pharmacist's main role is to look at the patients' medication and to make sure that everything that's prescribed is appropriate and safe for the patient in terms of the dose, the way it's given, how often it's given and if there are any side effects. It is not uncommon for some of the patient's normal medicines to be stopped when he or she is admitted to Intensive Care, or for new ones to be started.The pharmacist will offer advice on whether or not they...

Web Link: Prescriptions: online service (Boots)

You might find, in the first few weeks after getting home, that you're really tired or not quite as mobile as you'd like. Some pharmacies offer to deliver your prescription to your home.This link will take you to the Boots Pharmacy website, where you can find out more about this service.

Web Link: Prescriptions: online service (Lloyds Pharmacy)

You might find, in the first few weeks after getting home, that you're really tired or not quite as mobile as you'd like. Some pharmacies offer to deliver your prescription to your home.This link will take you to the Lloyds Pharmacy website, where you can find out more about this service.