Medication Safety Focus: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Medication Safety in the Oncology Patient

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165729
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Medication Safety Focus: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Medication Safety in the Oncology Patient
Author(s):
Long, Mary
Author Details:
Mary Long, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA
Abstract:
This poster presents an overview of the Medication Safety Initiative conducted at a comprehensive cancer center. This initiative was taken in response to the concerns raised by the November 1999 Institute of Medicine report and specifically targeted the systems and procedures involved in medication administration. Medication safety, while important in all healthcare agencies, has special significance for both oncology patients and providers. The scope of this initiative included all of our patient care settings such as critical care and pediatrics, ambulatory care including chemotherapy and infusion clinic, the operative center, and all diagnostic and treatment centers. The interventions that were adopted as a result of the initiative will be presented and include the following. A. The strategies utilized to conduct an evaluation of our current practice of medication prescription, preparation, and administration. This included an analysis of available data, the identification of risk points, and the subjective concerns identified as related to safety multiple focus groups. Each participant in these groups was involved in one or more of the processes included in the medication delivery system. B. The roles of the various members of the multidisciplinary group responsible for the initiative. C. The findings and recommendations immediately implemented as well as future plans. The improvements include technology implementation, staff and patient education, policy and procedure changes, system changes, and a process for ongoing reporting and analysis of medication variances that is efficient, comprehensive, and non-punitive. Because of the complexity of oncology care, the responsibility for safe medication delivery is a major component of oncology nursing practice. This poster provides information that will be applicable to oncology nurses, their colleagues, and their patients and will contribute to the goal of an error-free medication delivery system.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMedication Safety Focus: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Medication Safety in the Oncology Patienten_GB
dc.contributor.authorLong, Maryen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Long, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165729-
dc.description.abstractThis poster presents an overview of the Medication Safety Initiative conducted at a comprehensive cancer center. This initiative was taken in response to the concerns raised by the November 1999 Institute of Medicine report and specifically targeted the systems and procedures involved in medication administration. Medication safety, while important in all healthcare agencies, has special significance for both oncology patients and providers. The scope of this initiative included all of our patient care settings such as critical care and pediatrics, ambulatory care including chemotherapy and infusion clinic, the operative center, and all diagnostic and treatment centers. The interventions that were adopted as a result of the initiative will be presented and include the following. A. The strategies utilized to conduct an evaluation of our current practice of medication prescription, preparation, and administration. This included an analysis of available data, the identification of risk points, and the subjective concerns identified as related to safety multiple focus groups. Each participant in these groups was involved in one or more of the processes included in the medication delivery system. B. The roles of the various members of the multidisciplinary group responsible for the initiative. C. The findings and recommendations immediately implemented as well as future plans. The improvements include technology implementation, staff and patient education, policy and procedure changes, system changes, and a process for ongoing reporting and analysis of medication variances that is efficient, comprehensive, and non-punitive. Because of the complexity of oncology care, the responsibility for safe medication delivery is a major component of oncology nursing practice. This poster provides information that will be applicable to oncology nurses, their colleagues, and their patients and will contribute to the goal of an error-free medication delivery system.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:23:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:23:51Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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.-
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