Australia’s most comprehensive guide to giving oral medicines to people who have swallowing difficulties or have enteral feeding tube.
When giving tablets and capsules to patients who have difficulty swallowing or an enteral feeding tube, healthcare professionals need answers to these questions:
can I crush it?
can I disperse it?
can I open the capsule?
is there a liquid formulation?
can I give the injection orally?
Now the answers are available in SHPA’s Don’t Rush to Crush Handbook
Don’t Rush to Crush is included in the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s list of essential references for pharmacy practice.
The third edition has been expanded to include 570 medicines.over 50 new medicines and all information from the second edition has been reviewed and updated.