Tallaght University Hospital Adult Medicines Guide

The Tallaght University Hospital Adult Medicines Guide is the operational framework to guide optimal medication use in the treatment of our patients. Evidence-based clinical guidelines are accepted by consensus and updated as needed. The purpose of the Guide is to enhance medication safety, promote use of recommended/ formulary drugs, and to ensure optimum use of resources. The Guide is available in book form in all clinical areas, as a mobile phone app, and as a desktop version on all PCs in the hospital.

In the latter part of 2017, the Formulary Development Pharmacist co-ordinated a complete update of the Adult Medicines Guide.

A team of almost 100 pharmacists, doctors, nurses, and dietitians worked on a collaborative basis to produce the 2018/19 edition. Each section is approved by at least one consultant in the area, meaning that end users can be confident that the Guide reflects international and local best practice.