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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161995
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Medication Reconciliation the RN Way
Author(s):
Beck, Tanya
Author Details:
Tanya Beck, BSN, RN, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado, USA, email: tanya.beck@uch.edu
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Clinical Issue: The purpose of this project is to improve the documentation of patients' medications preoperatively to facilitate the communication between providers. Description of Team: A level four staff nurse in the preoperative patient area identified that preoperative care of patients did not always include reconciliation of patients medications. The entire staff in the preoperative area became involved. Preparation and Planning: An audit of charts was completed to determine if a current list of medications was documented on the patients charts. Results revealed that only 69% of patients had a current list of medications documented preoperatively. Assessment: Three different forms could have the list of medications. These included the medication reconciliation form, the pre-procedure screening form, and the history and physical form. The process of finding the information and getting it to the patient record was evaluated and changed. Implementation: An education program was developed and delivered to all preoperative staff. Clinic staff was also educated, emphasizing the need for the medication information. The care assistants were instructed in the use of a computer program allowing them to retrieve the patients medication list from the clinic chart. Outcome: Within three months there was a 16% improvement in the documentation of patients' medications preoperatively. Implications for Perioperative Nursing: Evaluation of current processes and making changes to overcome barriers improves the care patients receive. Continued evaluation will allow continued improvement. Improving communication between providers is essential for providing safe and effective care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMedication Reconciliation the RN Wayen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeck, Tanyaen_US
dc.author.detailsTanya Beck, BSN, RN, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado, USA, email: tanya.beck@uch.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161995-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Clinical Issue: The purpose of this project is to improve the documentation of patients' medications preoperatively to facilitate the communication between providers. Description of Team: A level four staff nurse in the preoperative patient area identified that preoperative care of patients did not always include reconciliation of patients medications. The entire staff in the preoperative area became involved. Preparation and Planning: An audit of charts was completed to determine if a current list of medications was documented on the patients charts. Results revealed that only 69% of patients had a current list of medications documented preoperatively. Assessment: Three different forms could have the list of medications. These included the medication reconciliation form, the pre-procedure screening form, and the history and physical form. The process of finding the information and getting it to the patient record was evaluated and changed. Implementation: An education program was developed and delivered to all preoperative staff. Clinic staff was also educated, emphasizing the need for the medication information. The care assistants were instructed in the use of a computer program allowing them to retrieve the patients medication list from the clinic chart. Outcome: Within three months there was a 16% improvement in the documentation of patients' medications preoperatively. Implications for Perioperative Nursing: Evaluation of current processes and making changes to overcome barriers improves the care patients receive. Continued evaluation will allow continued improvement. Improving communication between providers is essential for providing safe and effective care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:00Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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