5 Moments for Medication Safety

These are the key moments where action by the patient or caregiver can greatly reduce the risk of harm associated with the use of their medication/s.
Person speaking to a pharmacist

The World Health Organization have produced the attached "5 Moments for Medication Safety". 

Each moment includes 5 critical questions:

  • Starting medication
  • Taking my medication
  • Adding a medication
  • Reviewing my medications
  • Stopping my medication

Some are self-reflective for the patient and some require support from a health professional to be answered and reflected upon correctly.


5 Moments for medication safety

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