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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183107
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Medication Reconciliation
Author(s):
Taylor, Cindy; Angelo-Finzar, Nancy
Author Details:
Cindy Taylor, RN, BSN, MSN, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Sarasota, FL, email: cindy-taylor@smh.com; Nancy Angelo-Finzar
Abstract:
Purpose:
The purpose of this poster is to describe a nonprofit community Magnet hospital's process to augment patient safety while developing a consistent, reliable medication review process.

Method:
To meet the requirements of Joint Commission and ensure patient safety, a medication reconciliation committee was created. Literature search was performed to ensure best practice. A multi-disciplinary medication reconciliation action team was formed while confirming appropriate technology that would be available to support the process. The team met monthly to map the process and develop indicators to monitor the efficacy of front line work flow. Next, attention was turned to the development of physician and nurse education. The development and pilot of the paper process (form generated from electronic system) was rolled out on a unit with high volume and diverse patient population. Feedback was given and a house wide rollout was implemented with physician and nurse support. This provided feedback to enhance and push for an electronic process. Selected staff were educated on the new process to provide adequate support. System education included an educational PowerPoint with computer assisted programs for physicians and nurses. The electronic process was implemented and up and running within two months.

Findings:
This process and tool enhancement promoted compliance, legibility of patient instructions, and an increase in nurse satisfaction with increase in patient safety. This allowed physicians to monitor workflow and to access patient records electronically in the hospital and their office.

Discussion:
Back up resources and Super-users are critical to the success of the process. Taking a multidisciplinary approach allows quicker development, acceptance, implementation, and decreased obstacles. Compliance with new process was linked to increased educational support: 4% prior to implementation; 60% with paper process; 96% with electronic implementation.
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.titleMedication Reconciliationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorAngelo-Finzar, Nancyen_US
dc.author.detailsCindy Taylor, RN, BSN, MSN, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Sarasota, FL, email: cindy-taylor@smh.com; Nancy Angelo-Finzaren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183107-
dc.description.abstractPurpose:<br/>The purpose of this poster is to describe a nonprofit community Magnet hospital's process to augment patient safety while developing a consistent, reliable medication review process.<br/><br/>Method:<br/>To meet the requirements of Joint Commission and ensure patient safety, a medication reconciliation committee was created. Literature search was performed to ensure best practice. A multi-disciplinary medication reconciliation action team was formed while confirming appropriate technology that would be available to support the process. The team met monthly to map the process and develop indicators to monitor the efficacy of front line work flow. Next, attention was turned to the development of physician and nurse education. The development and pilot of the paper process (form generated from electronic system) was rolled out on a unit with high volume and diverse patient population. Feedback was given and a house wide rollout was implemented with physician and nurse support. This provided feedback to enhance and push for an electronic process. Selected staff were educated on the new process to provide adequate support. System education included an educational PowerPoint with computer assisted programs for physicians and nurses. The electronic process was implemented and up and running within two months.<br/><br/>Findings:<br/>This process and tool enhancement promoted compliance, legibility of patient instructions, and an increase in nurse satisfaction with increase in patient safety. This allowed physicians to monitor workflow and to access patient records electronically in the hospital and their office. <br/><br/>Discussion:<br/>Back up resources and Super-users are critical to the success of the process. Taking a multidisciplinary approach allows quicker development, acceptance, implementation, and decreased obstacles. Compliance with new process was linked to increased educational support: 4% prior to implementation; 60% with paper process; 96% with electronic implementation.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:14:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:14:51Z-
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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