Introduction of Drug Round Tabard and Checklist to Reduce Interruptions and Error in Medication Administration.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575139
Title:
Introduction of Drug Round Tabard and Checklist to Reduce Interruptions and Error in Medication Administration.
Authors:
Uko-Udom, Blessing
Citation:
Uko-Udom B. Introduction of Drug Round Tabard and Checklist to Reduce Interruptions and Error in Medication Administration. [MSc Thesis]. Dublin: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; 2014.
Publisher:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
Issue Date:
Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575139
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
Medication administration errors are common, costly and the cause of adverse events in clinical practice. Interruptions during medication administration rounds are thought to be a prominent causative factor of these errors. The change chosen for this project was the introduction of drug round tabards in a long term care facility for the elderly. The aim was to reduce non-urgent interruptions during drug rounds, reduce the incidents of medication errors, enhance patient safety, safe time and promote compliance with professional and national standards on medication management. Disposable red tabards embroidered front and back with ‘Drug round in progress, do not disturb’ and checklist were introduced. The HSE change model was applied as a framework for the design and implementation of the change project. A total of 66(n=66) drug rounds- 33 pre-implementation and 33 postimplementation were observed for 2 weeks each.
Keywords:
MEDICINES; MEDICATION ERRORS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorUko-Udom, Blessingen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T14:48:06Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T14:48:06Zen
dc.date.issued2014-03en
dc.identifier.citationUko-Udom B. Introduction of Drug Round Tabard and Checklist to Reduce Interruptions and Error in Medication Administration. [MSc Thesis]. Dublin: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; 2014.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575139en
dc.descriptionMedication administration errors are common, costly and the cause of adverse events in clinical practice. Interruptions during medication administration rounds are thought to be a prominent causative factor of these errors. The change chosen for this project was the introduction of drug round tabards in a long term care facility for the elderly. The aim was to reduce non-urgent interruptions during drug rounds, reduce the incidents of medication errors, enhance patient safety, safe time and promote compliance with professional and national standards on medication management. Disposable red tabards embroidered front and back with ‘Drug round in progress, do not disturb’ and checklist were introduced. The HSE change model was applied as a framework for the design and implementation of the change project. A total of 66(n=66) drug rounds- 33 pre-implementation and 33 postimplementation were observed for 2 weeks each.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)en
dc.subjectMEDICINESen
dc.subjectMEDICATION ERRORSen
dc.titleIntroduction of Drug Round Tabard and Checklist to Reduce Interruptions and Error in Medication Administration.en
dc.typeThesisen
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