The Design Guidance – Medication Line
document provides you with both guidance and recommendations for the display of, and interaction with, information used to express a single medication. It enhances patient safety and clinical application usability by:
In February 2009, the document Design Guidance – Medication Line was updated. This version replaces all previous versions of the guidance for a medication line.
The guidance focuses on:
Quick Implementation Guides (QIG) present Design Guidance content in a more consumable, visual manner. Each QIG contains all design guidance points (mandatory and recommended) accompanied by example diagrams to illustrate their application.
A set of Crib Sheets is provided that also supports Design Guidance interpretation. Crib Sheets are single page visual summaries of the key guidance points. Each crib sheet focuses on a specific area of guidance, so some design guidance documents have more than one. Hence, you can download the crib sheet that is pertinent to the particular topic you are interested in.
These documents are offered by way of quick reference to already familiar guidance. However, remember that the full and definitive versions of the Design Guidance include further usage examples (showing both correct and incorrect application) and detail the rationale behind the guidance.