medication pass

medication pass

The administering of prescribed drugs by nurses or aides to a group of patients or residents, in accordance with state and federal standards.
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In medication administration, nurses have a chance of being interrupted with every medication pass (Smeulers, Hoekstra, van Dijk, Overkamp, & Vermeulen, 2013).
Elganzouri, Standish, and Androwich (2009) found that every medication pass was interrupted because of other staff members, missing medications, or other patient care needs.
AristaCare examined survey data dating back three years and recognized trends in infection control, medication pass, falls, documentation, and managing difficult patients.
Second, medication administration does not happen in isolation of other responsibilities and demands for my attention, despite efforts to minimize and eliminate interruptions during medication pass times.
Simply put, innovations such as eMAR and mobile computing workstations can improve medication pass efficiency and overall resident safety.
When the surveyors investigated the incident, it was determined that the nurse had not been observed during the medication pass since her orientation.
Use open-ended questions such as, "How do you feel the medication pass went?
If the nurse waits until the entire medication pass is completed, the documentation may be skipped, leaving it to speculation whether the drugs had been given.
Periodically conducting medication pass observation can also make errors or the potential for errors visible.
Reduced medication pass time by 30% to 40%, allowing staff to spend more quality time with resident care.
Reduce medication pass time by 30%-40%, allowing staff to spend more time on other duties or care giving.
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