The Learning Curve with Electronic Medication Records

October 16, 2015    |   By: Calevir

LTC communities are introducing electronic medical records and – no surprise here—are encountering many of the same safety issues as hospitals.  This month’s Long-Term Care AdvisERR from the Institute for Safe Medical Practices identifies several errors that resulted from electronic medication documentation and management.  Does your staff know how to correct an error?  Specifically, that the “comments” on medication orders often don’t appear in the same place as the order itself?  This issue also contains an in-depth discussion of vaccine safety throughout the ordering-to-administration cycle.   This month’s edition is available here.  This is the link to subscribe.  ISMP collects a tremendous amount of data about medical errors, and it is a great source of medication safety information.

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