Residential aged care facilities are now administering an average of 9.75 medications per resident – an increase from an average of 7 to 8 only two years ago. Following this trend, it is essential that providers put in place a comprehensive electronic medication management system to reduce the increasing risk of medication-related adverse events.
Errors can occur in any step of the medication management process; from failures in prescribing, dispensing and administering, to managing and monitoring residents’ medication. These errors put resident health and safety at risk and can result in compliance issues for the organisation.
By implementing a proven electronic medication management system, residential aged care providers can reduce medication errors and eliminate signature emissions, as well as minimise compliance risks. In addition, electronic medication management systems can help aged care providers to streamline administration processes, with some facilities reducing medication rounds by an average of 30 minutes.
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