The implementation of an electronic medication management system in a nursing home

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559405
Title:
The implementation of an electronic medication management system in a nursing home
Authors:
Varghese, Sheeja
Affiliation:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Citation:
Varghese S. The Implementation of an Electronic Medication Management System in a Nursing Home. [MSc Thesis]. Dublin: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; 2014.
Publisher:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Issue Date:
1-Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559405
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
Nurse leaders are responsible for medication management and medication safety in any health care setting. Medication errors can occur at any stage in the therapeutic use of medication from drug prescribing to administration to the resident. The change agent advocates the implementation of an electronic medication management system to reduce medication errors and to improve patient safety. The change agent therefore chose the implementation of an electronic medication management system to reduce medication errors for this change project with the aim of improving the safety of residents and improving the quality of care in the organisation. The HSE change model was used to provide a systematic and disciplined approach to implementing the change. The change agent collected data by various approaches including observation, audits, surveys and interviews. The change resulted in a reduction in medication errors and near misses in the organisation. The change agent required strong and committed leadership to initiate this significant change and lead the process to a successful outcome.
Keywords:
NURSING HOMES; MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorVarghese, Sheejaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-10T08:42:36Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-10T08:42:36Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01-01en
dc.identifier.citationVarghese S. The Implementation of an Electronic Medication Management System in a Nursing Home. [MSc Thesis]. Dublin: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; 2014.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559405en
dc.descriptionNurse leaders are responsible for medication management and medication safety in any health care setting. Medication errors can occur at any stage in the therapeutic use of medication from drug prescribing to administration to the resident. The change agent advocates the implementation of an electronic medication management system to reduce medication errors and to improve patient safety. The change agent therefore chose the implementation of an electronic medication management system to reduce medication errors for this change project with the aim of improving the safety of residents and improving the quality of care in the organisation. The HSE change model was used to provide a systematic and disciplined approach to implementing the change. The change agent collected data by various approaches including observation, audits, surveys and interviews. The change resulted in a reduction in medication errors and near misses in the organisation. The change agent required strong and committed leadership to initiate this significant change and lead the process to a successful outcome.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal College of Surgeons in Irelanden
dc.subjectNURSING HOMESen
dc.subjectMEDICATION MANAGEMENTen
dc.titleThe implementation of an electronic medication management system in a nursing homeen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentRoyal College of Surgeons in Irelanden
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