medication administration record


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medication administration record

A computer-generated schedule for administering medications to a patient for a defined period of time, including dosing, timing of administration and details about the physician’s orders.

medication administration record

Hospital practice A computer-generated schedule for administering medications to a Pt for a defined period of time, including physician's orders and time to adminster the agents

medication administration record

Abbreviation: MAR
A file maintained on hospital units that documents the schedule and dosing of medications given to patients.
See also: record
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Protect confidentiality of resident records in the Medication Administration Record book by flipping pages face down when book is unattended.
20) This requires a simultaneous configuration of CPOE and the medication administration record.
The integration of CPOE and clinical documentation has also resulted in the generation of a single-source electronic medication administration record for physicians, nurses and pharmacists, directly linking the ordering, dispensing and administration processing in the medication-use cycle.
The paper document, known as the medication administration record (MAR), shows all medications for 24 hours, so that the nurse must review the entire MAR to select which medications are to be administered at the current time.
Having our CPOE and pharmacy system on the same platform as order entry and electronic medication administration record has helped our organization to make the medication process safer and more efficient," said Laura Mark, director of Pharmacy, West Penn Allegheny Health System.
Currently, the hospital is in the process of implementing an electronic medication administration record (MAR) module that HMS is custom designing, Meagher says.
In addition, Sunrise Knowledge-Based Medication Administration will enable nurses to use bar code scanning before administering medications, to check the "five rights," triggering the automatic update of the electronic Medication Administration Record eMAR, simultaneously saving time and improving accuracy.
This automatically documents the administration, updates the medication administration record and makes any adjustments in the patient's care necessitated by the administration.
The reality is that there are many major variables to address, including coordinating with the electronic medication administration record (eMAR), as well as ensuring formulary maintenance across multiple information systems and delivering all medications with barcodes that work.
Our physician portal (Clinical View) and Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR), now CCHIT-certified, are quality tools that enable hospitals around the country to deliver safer and higher quality patient care," said Steve Starkey Chief Operating Officer of HMS.
Additionally, there have been substantial improvements in the turnaround time of medication orders, as the medication order is instantaneously visible on the electronic medication administration record for nurse notification.

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