Don’t Rush to Crush 2nd Edition will be fully integrated into AusDI during 2016 as the result of an agreement between AusDI and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
SHPA CEO Kristin Michaels says this initiative has taken place to ensure better access to Don’t Rush to Crush since it has recently been included in the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s list of essential references for pharmacists.
“This significant decision validates SHPA’s long-standing commitment to developing and updating this important publication and means all pharmacists can have better access to this resource,” she says.
“SHPA is keen to assist pharmacists comply with the new requirement and this has been accomplished through collaboration with AusDI.
“This integration will enable all AusDI users to choose to have access to the Don’t Rush to Crush monographs and updates, as part of 80,000 pages of medicines information.
“The first phase of integration is now available and will provide valid AusDI users with access to Don’t Rush to Crush monographs using a simple search and browse interface,” Michaels says.
An AusDI spokesperson says, “We are very pleased to be able to work with the SHPA to provide our customers with the drug information contained in Don’t Rush to Crush 2nd Edition.”
It’s vitally important that all healthcare professionals – from pharmacists, nurses, aged care staff through to hospital clinicians have access to information about these drugs, and their safe administration to patients,” says the spokesperson.
An enhanced integration, fully embedded into the AusDI workflow is scheduled to be released later in 2016