Bedside Medication Administration
Medication errors have been identified as one of the largest safety issues in healthcare. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services estimates that more than 770,000 injuries and deaths occur each year as a result of Adverse Drug Events (ADEs), or medication errors, in hospitals.
Bedside medication administration is a point-of-care process that allows a nurse to electronically match a drug to patient information. The hospital's Health Information System (HIS) will then alert the clinician to any potential problems prior to medication administration. to ensure a patient's Five Medication Administration Rights are met:
• Right Patient • Right Medication • Right Dosage • Right Route • Right Time
By employing decision support software applications that verify the Five Rights, hospitals have documented lowering their medication administration error rates from 54 to 87 percent.
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