Time critical medication in Parkinson’s: guide for nurse in charge or ward staff

A guide to support the nurse in charge and ward staff in implementing time critical Parkinson’s medication management.

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  • Inpatient care and medicines management
Resource type
  • Publications
  • Nurse (other)
  • Complex

What is this guide?

Help us to make sure that all patients with Parkinson’s get their medications on time, every time while in hospital. 


Incorrect or missing drug doses can cause a decline in mobility and swallowing leading to an increase in the length of stay and increased level of dependence whilst in hospital. Drug doses are varied and often given at times outside of usual drug rounds. 


Use the advice in this guide to make sure your hospital or healthcare setting has systems in place to avoid harm to patients. 


Who is it for?

This guide is for the nurse in charge and ward staff.


How was the factsheet developed?

This draft guide has been developed by healthcare professionals in the Parkinson’s Excellence Network.