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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182814
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Playing Well with Others: An Effective Interdisciplinary Approach to Quality and Safety
Author(s):
Graper, Lisa
Author Details:
Lisa Graper, Staff RN, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: lgraper@wpahs.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Most healthcare professionals are well aware of the staggering consequences of medication errors. We know that these consequences can include millions of wasted dollars and a more complicated course of treatment for patients, even death. In the neonatal population, the margin of error is even less due to the fragile nature and small size of newborns. Purpose When a neonatal intensive care unit, noted an alarming number of medication errors, a search for solutions resulted. Attempts at addressing the issues at a hospital wide nursing/ pharmacy committee failed due to the specific nature of delivering medication in the obstetrical neonatal setting. In response to this failure, the nursing and pharmacy leadership started a neonatal pharmacy task force and ultimately a maternal child pharmacy committee. A structured process for determining the cause(s) of the errors were developed. The goal was to reduce medication errors in the NICU. Process Medication errors were found to involve multiple disciplines were analyzed and strategies to address these factors were developed. Recognition for these disciplines to collaborate and take accountability pushed the development of the committee. Members include nursing and pharmacy staff, secretary, physician, NNP, information systems specialist, and respiratory therapists. Policies were created to move to achieve reduction of errors. Outcomes Quality improvement has been demonstrated. The multidisciplinary approach has provided the incentive to keep this committee active and productive for ten years.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePlaying Well with Others: An Effective Interdisciplinary Approach to Quality and Safetyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGraper, Lisaen_US
dc.author.detailsLisa Graper, Staff RN, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: lgraper@wpahs.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182814-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Most healthcare professionals are well aware of the staggering consequences of medication errors. We know that these consequences can include millions of wasted dollars and a more complicated course of treatment for patients, even death. In the neonatal population, the margin of error is even less due to the fragile nature and small size of newborns. Purpose When a neonatal intensive care unit, noted an alarming number of medication errors, a search for solutions resulted. Attempts at addressing the issues at a hospital wide nursing/ pharmacy committee failed due to the specific nature of delivering medication in the obstetrical neonatal setting. In response to this failure, the nursing and pharmacy leadership started a neonatal pharmacy task force and ultimately a maternal child pharmacy committee. A structured process for determining the cause(s) of the errors were developed. The goal was to reduce medication errors in the NICU. Process Medication errors were found to involve multiple disciplines were analyzed and strategies to address these factors were developed. Recognition for these disciplines to collaborate and take accountability pushed the development of the committee. Members include nursing and pharmacy staff, secretary, physician, NNP, information systems specialist, and respiratory therapists. Policies were created to move to achieve reduction of errors. Outcomes Quality improvement has been demonstrated. The multidisciplinary approach has provided the incentive to keep this committee active and productive for ten years.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:41:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:41:14Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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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