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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183077
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bridging the Gap: Pharmacy/Nurse Liaison
Author(s):
Hickey, Denise; Gift, Maja
Author Details:
Denise Hickey, RN, Tampa General Hosptial, Tampa, FL, email: dhickey@tgh.org; Maja Gift, RPh
Abstract:
Purpose:
Creating the Pharmacy/Nurse Liaison position was a proactive step toward enhancing the communication and collaboration between Pharmacy and Nursing services. Our medication use process team is very busy striving for excellence when it comes to safety and satisfaction for the staff and the patients.

Method:
The liaison, a front-line, veteran nurse, is instrumental with the dissemination of information throughout the institution, especially information related to education and process changes. The prevention of medication errors, safety programs and the automated medication dispensing system are high priorities for frequent one on one educational interventions. The liaison works closely with new nurses as well as new employees, introducing them not only to the world of automated dispensing systems and how the pharmacy process works, but also safety programs that are in place.

Findings:
Many accomplishments were achieved during the first 12 months and have been maintained since. The inappropriate override rate has been reduced to negligible, and the overall rate is 5% of total vends. Discrepancies have been reduced dramatically, to almost none. Our liaison has proven to be a great asset during the implementation of many programs, such as the roll out of new IV pumps, automated medication dispensing cabinets throughout our institution, and the opening of new patient care units.

Discussion:
The benefit of the liaison role has been the valuable insight brought back to the medication use group, and from the one on one educational interventions with nursing and pharmacy staff.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBridging the Gap: Pharmacy/Nurse Liaisonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHickey, Deniseen_US
dc.contributor.authorGift, Majaen_US
dc.author.detailsDenise Hickey, RN, Tampa General Hosptial, Tampa, FL, email: dhickey@tgh.org; Maja Gift, RPhen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183077-
dc.description.abstractPurpose:<br/>Creating the Pharmacy/Nurse Liaison position was a proactive step toward enhancing the communication and collaboration between Pharmacy and Nursing services. Our medication use process team is very busy striving for excellence when it comes to safety and satisfaction for the staff and the patients. <br/><br/>Method:<br/>The liaison, a front-line, veteran nurse, is instrumental with the dissemination of information throughout the institution, especially information related to education and process changes. The prevention of medication errors, safety programs and the automated medication dispensing system are high priorities for frequent one on one educational interventions. The liaison works closely with new nurses as well as new employees, introducing them not only to the world of automated dispensing systems and how the pharmacy process works, but also safety programs that are in place. <br/><br/>Findings:<br/> Many accomplishments were achieved during the first 12 months and have been maintained since. The inappropriate override rate has been reduced to negligible, and the overall rate is 5% of total vends. Discrepancies have been reduced dramatically, to almost none. Our liaison has proven to be a great asset during the implementation of many programs, such as the roll out of new IV pumps, automated medication dispensing cabinets throughout our institution, and the opening of new patient care units. <br/><br/>Discussion: <br/>The benefit of the liaison role has been the valuable insight brought back to the medication use group, and from the one on one educational interventions with nursing and pharmacy staff.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:13:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:13:34Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 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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