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.
Currently, the hospital is in the process of implementing an electronic medication administration record (MAR) module that HMS is custom designing, Meagher says.
This automatically documents the administration, updates the medication administration record and makes any adjustments in the patient's care necessitated by the administration.

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