Using simulations to identify nursing student behaviors: A longitudinal study of medication administration
. Journal of Nursing Education 53(2), 89-92.
One study reported 500% rise in drug errors over the previous decade.5 It was found that 24% of reported adverse events were drug- related or fluid-related.6 A study reported improper medication administration
as the most frequently occurring unsafe patient-care event (56.49%),7 while another reported a 19% prevalence of medication administration
errors arising from oral medications.8
More time was spent on medication preparation than medication administration
during morning shifts compared to evening shifts.
Prevention strategies were applied for factors contributing to medication administration
Designed for hospice care agencies with Inpatient Care Facilities, the Medication Administration
Record (MAR) within firstHOSPICE allows hospices to electronically schedule and record medications.
1) Replace any ">" or "<" symbols with the words "greater than" or "less than." This eliminates any confusion and clearly spells out what condition should be assessed prior to medication administration
. 2) Utilize a spell-checking program on any textual information typed into the electronic record, especially in sections that provide medication administration
School Nurses have been able to delegate medication administration
to qualified persons for many years.
Omnicell is a provider of automation and business information solutions enabling hospitals and other healthcare organizations to streamline the medication administration
process and manage costly medical supplies for increased operational efficiency and enhanced patient safety.
"This is where IT has become the enabler to provide information that can be tracked and managed on a day-to-day basis and as a by-product of the care provided." Events such as close omission, extra dose and wrong medication have decreased at Truman because of closed-loop medication administration
technology, including computerized provider order entry and point-of-care medication administration
Also featured is the new integrated Medication Label Printer, a unique Omnicell solution that supports accurate medication administration
with patient-specific labels that are efficiently printed at the mediation cabinet.
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that school districts develop written medication administration
policies and procedures that focus on safe and efficient medication administration
at school by a registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse).
Some research papers report nurses who have been working for a few years often attain lower scores than graduate nurses and graduates do not have the required mathematical skills as their entry level maths proficiency is set at 80% which is below what is expected for medication administration
(Polifroni et al 2003; Joint Commission Benchmark 2005).