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Medication observation audit at Royal Brisbane decreases adverse events for patients

Categories: Innovation | Author: Matt Stewart | Posted: 29/06/2015 | Views: 1001
In July 2014 the team at Royal Brisbane conducted an observation study over 10 days in 2 wards with an aim to reduce medication incidents in IMS. They then followed up 3 months after to determine the sustainability of compliance to correct process.

There was a significant statistical improvement in providing direct feedback to individual nurses compared to ward feedback previously. ID checks increased from 57% to 98%, ADR checks increased from 45% to 93%, inappropriate dose omissions halved from 5% to 2.5% and wrong rate decreased from 17% to 0.1%.

Royal Brisbane’s innovation presentation is available to HRT members by clinking here.

Other hospital’s innovations from the 2015 Medication improvement group meeting are available by clicking here.

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