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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"A Long-Term Care Leader's Guide to High Performance" also features accompanying downloadable, how-to guides that include: Three Steps to Transforming the Medication Pass: Individualizing Care and Managing Workflow; Rethinking the use of Position-Change Alarms; Eliminating Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics: A 10-Step Guide for Nursing Homes; MUSIC & MEMORYSM: Implementation Steps to Maximize Benefits: A Nursing Home Leader's Guide; Common Infrastructure Self-Assessment.
While rounding last evening, I assisted one nurse with her bedtime medication pass; she told me how much difficulty she was having adapting to the new process.
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.
First, many patients come into the hospital on multiple medications from home, meaning that it is not unrealistic to be administering 5-10 chronic medications per patient (in addition to administering pain medication, antibiotics, managing IV lines, etc.) during my 0900 medication pass time.
* Medication rounds (medication pass routines) for giving OLNS may decrease wastage and increase consumption.
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.
In medication administration, nurses have a chance of being interrupted with every medication pass (Smeulers, Hoekstra, van Dijk, Overkamp, & Vermeulen, 2013).
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.
For example, reducing medication pass at night meant using fewer staff on the 11 p.m.
Use open-ended questions such as, "How do you feel the medication pass went?" Often students are able to pinpoint areas where they need more growth.
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