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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182259
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses and Pharmacists Collaborate to Improve Patient Care in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Author(s):
Igboekwe, Emmeline
Author Details:
Emmeline Igboekwe, PharmD, MS, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, email: Emmeline.Igboekwe@rexhealth.com
Abstract:
Our hospital is a 409-bed acute care facility with approximately 35,000 surgical cases per year. Prior to 2008, pharmacy services to the PACU were provided from the central pharmacy. The following issues led to nursing dissatisfaction with pharmacy services: prolonged delivery time of medications not stocked in PYXIS, interruptions of patient care for order clarification, and incorrect delivery locations for medications due to patients rapid transfer in and out of the PACU. Methodology: A study was conducted over a four-month period to determine the actual time to obtain STAT medications. Forty-Eight minutes was the average length of time, and 43% of the time phone calls to pharmacy were necessary to receive medications. The chairperson of the PACU Practice Council met with pharmacy management to discuss service improvement. In response, a pharmacist workstation was incorporated into the PACU. Summary of Outcomes: A pharmacist now works in the PACU five eight-hour days per week. The pharmacist processes post-operative orders, expedites medication delivery, clarifies missing information for order verification, and provides allergy clarification/medication reconciliation. A follow-up turn-around time study is underway. A nursing survey indicated improved satisfaction in timelines of drug delivery (100% excellent vs. 20%), ease of order clarification (100% excellent vs. 14%) and overall rating of pharmacy services (100% excellent vs. 20%). Conclusion: Physical proximity of the pharmacist to the nurse and patients in PACU is a relatively new concept in decentralized pharmacy services. It has resulted in shared communication between the disciplines to provide high quality, safe, and comprehensive patient care.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses and Pharmacists Collaborate to Improve Patient Care in the Post Anesthesia Care Uniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorIgboekwe, Emmelineen_US
dc.author.detailsEmmeline Igboekwe, PharmD, MS, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, email: Emmeline.Igboekwe@rexhealth.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182259-
dc.description.abstractOur hospital is a 409-bed acute care facility with approximately 35,000 surgical cases per year. Prior to 2008, pharmacy services to the PACU were provided from the central pharmacy. The following issues led to nursing dissatisfaction with pharmacy services: prolonged delivery time of medications not stocked in PYXIS, interruptions of patient care for order clarification, and incorrect delivery locations for medications due to patients rapid transfer in and out of the PACU. Methodology: A study was conducted over a four-month period to determine the actual time to obtain STAT medications. Forty-Eight minutes was the average length of time, and 43% of the time phone calls to pharmacy were necessary to receive medications. The chairperson of the PACU Practice Council met with pharmacy management to discuss service improvement. In response, a pharmacist workstation was incorporated into the PACU. Summary of Outcomes: A pharmacist now works in the PACU five eight-hour days per week. The pharmacist processes post-operative orders, expedites medication delivery, clarifies missing information for order verification, and provides allergy clarification/medication reconciliation. A follow-up turn-around time study is underway. A nursing survey indicated improved satisfaction in timelines of drug delivery (100% excellent vs. 20%), ease of order clarification (100% excellent vs. 14%) and overall rating of pharmacy services (100% excellent vs. 20%). Conclusion: Physical proximity of the pharmacist to the nurse and patients in PACU is a relatively new concept in decentralized pharmacy services. It has resulted in shared communication between the disciplines to provide high quality, safe, and comprehensive patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:16:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:16:16Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_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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