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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164109
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Safe Medication Practices Are For Procedure Areas, Too: A Clinical Quality Improvement Project
Author(s):
Sawyer, Melinda; Randall, Tania; Perscke, Annette; Gartrell, Denise; Ferloi, E. Robert
Author Details:
Melinda Sawyer, MSN, RN, PCCN, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: msawyer1@jhmi.edu; Tania Randell, BSN, RN; Annette Perscke, MSN, RN, CRRN; Denise Gartrell, MSN, RN; E. Robert Ferloi, PharmD, FASHP
Abstract:
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To improve medication processes in a procedure area. SIGNIFICANCE: Safe medication practices improve medication processes and should be used in all clinical areas. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: The Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory (CVIL) is a procedure area which uses high-risk medications as defined by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. The departmental Patient Safety Officer, a clinical nurse specialist (CNS), was consulted after a concerning medication error occurred in this procedure area. DESCRIPTION: Noting a gap between known safe medication practices and actual practice, the CNS led a multidisciplinary team of CVIL nurses, pharmacists, and advanced practice nurses to redesign the CVIL medication processes with a focus on medication safety. The team standardized the processes for medication preparation and administration using standardized medication preparation sheets, dosing sheets, and labels congruent with the computerized provider order entry system. OUTCOME: The entire medication process in the CVIL was standardized according to safe medication practices. Because medication errors are rare and not valid outcome measures, Donamedian's model for measuring patient safety was utilized to analyze process measures. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: In this clinical quality improvement project, multidisciplinary teamwork led to the integration of safe medication practices in a procedure area. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The CNS is uniquely positioned to navigate gaps between evidence and practice to ensure the regular use of evidence-based safe medication practices in all clinical areas.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
CNS as Interal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Portland, Oregon, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS as Internal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems, held March 3 - 6, Portland, Oregon, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSafe Medication Practices Are For Procedure Areas, Too: A Clinical Quality Improvement Projecten_GB
dc.contributor.authorSawyer, Melindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRandall, Taniaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPerscke, Annetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorGartrell, Deniseen_US
dc.contributor.authorFerloi, E. Roberten_US
dc.author.detailsMelinda Sawyer, MSN, RN, PCCN, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: msawyer1@jhmi.edu; Tania Randell, BSN, RN; Annette Perscke, MSN, RN, CRRN; Denise Gartrell, MSN, RN; E. Robert Ferloi, PharmD, FASHPen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164109-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To improve medication processes in a procedure area. SIGNIFICANCE: Safe medication practices improve medication processes and should be used in all clinical areas. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: The Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory (CVIL) is a procedure area which uses high-risk medications as defined by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. The departmental Patient Safety Officer, a clinical nurse specialist (CNS), was consulted after a concerning medication error occurred in this procedure area. DESCRIPTION: Noting a gap between known safe medication practices and actual practice, the CNS led a multidisciplinary team of CVIL nurses, pharmacists, and advanced practice nurses to redesign the CVIL medication processes with a focus on medication safety. The team standardized the processes for medication preparation and administration using standardized medication preparation sheets, dosing sheets, and labels congruent with the computerized provider order entry system. OUTCOME: The entire medication process in the CVIL was standardized according to safe medication practices. Because medication errors are rare and not valid outcome measures, Donamedian's model for measuring patient safety was utilized to analyze process measures. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: In this clinical quality improvement project, multidisciplinary teamwork led to the integration of safe medication practices in a procedure area. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The CNS is uniquely positioned to navigate gaps between evidence and practice to ensure the regular use of evidence-based safe medication practices in all clinical areas.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:12Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS as Interal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systemsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationPortland, Oregon, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS as Internal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems, held March 3 - 6, Portland, Oregon, USAen_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.en_US
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