2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182565
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Medication Redesign Using Six Sigma Methodology
Author(s):
Prewitt, Judy; Eschenbacher, Lynn
Author Details:
Judy Prewitt, RN, MSN, ANP, BC, AO, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: prewi004@mc.duke.edu; Lynn Eschenbacher, PharmD, MBA
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: In 2006, a Six Sigma team, including pharmacy, performance engineers and nursing began work to work on medication redesign of how our institution administered medications. As part of this work, the team did extensive literature reviews. We developed a survey which was taken all nurses who administer medications. Following this survey, the team gathered the themes and worked with the clinical practice council (CPC) to discuss medication administration in focus groups. The CPC members were grouped into: Pediatrics; Medicine; Surgery; and ICU. The Six Sigma team gathered the themes from the focus groups and the survey. We then used the Six Sigma methodology to rank the methods of medication administration. Using this data, the team worked the top selections by the nurses which were 1) medications at the bedside; 2) medications in a rolling cart; and 3) medications in a medication dispensing cabinet. We also looked at computers 1) outside the room; 2) inside the room; and 3) on a rolling cart. We were able to have at least two nurses from all inpatient units participate in the simulation. Following the simulation, the team interviewed each nurse where we asked several questions specific to what worked, what did not work and their preference. From this work, we were able to determine the nurses preferred either the medications at the bedside or in a rolling cart. From that, the team worked with pharmacy and the information technology department to actually have nurses administer medications using medications at the bedside and via medication rolling cart. We were able to accomplish this on four different units with at least eight different nurses. The final recommendation was to have the computer at the bedside. However, the nurses were split in liking the medications in the room or outside, such as a rolling cart or medication dispensing cabinet. The team took the recommendations back to CPC. We received reinforcement that the nurses wanted to...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMedication Redesign Using Six Sigma Methodologyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPrewitt, Judyen_US
dc.contributor.authorEschenbacher, Lynnen_US
dc.author.detailsJudy Prewitt, RN, MSN, ANP, BC, AO, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: prewi004@mc.duke.edu; Lynn Eschenbacher, PharmD, MBAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182565-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: In 2006, a Six Sigma team, including pharmacy, performance engineers and nursing began work to work on medication redesign of how our institution administered medications. As part of this work, the team did extensive literature reviews. We developed a survey which was taken all nurses who administer medications. Following this survey, the team gathered the themes and worked with the clinical practice council (CPC) to discuss medication administration in focus groups. The CPC members were grouped into: Pediatrics; Medicine; Surgery; and ICU. The Six Sigma team gathered the themes from the focus groups and the survey. We then used the Six Sigma methodology to rank the methods of medication administration. Using this data, the team worked the top selections by the nurses which were 1) medications at the bedside; 2) medications in a rolling cart; and 3) medications in a medication dispensing cabinet. We also looked at computers 1) outside the room; 2) inside the room; and 3) on a rolling cart. We were able to have at least two nurses from all inpatient units participate in the simulation. Following the simulation, the team interviewed each nurse where we asked several questions specific to what worked, what did not work and their preference. From this work, we were able to determine the nurses preferred either the medications at the bedside or in a rolling cart. From that, the team worked with pharmacy and the information technology department to actually have nurses administer medications using medications at the bedside and via medication rolling cart. We were able to accomplish this on four different units with at least eight different nurses. The final recommendation was to have the computer at the bedside. However, the nurses were split in liking the medications in the room or outside, such as a rolling cart or medication dispensing cabinet. The team took the recommendations back to CPC. We received reinforcement that the nurses wanted to...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:29:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:29:52Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.-
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.