SLIDESHOW: What your organisation needs to know about medication management

| 15 Oct 2015

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.

Interested to learn more? Click on the arrows below to learn about the significance of electronic medication management and how it can benefit aged care providers.

Contact us today to learn how iCareHealth Medication Management software could benefit your organisation. 

Tags: aged care, aged care software, iCareHealth software, medication management, medications, residential aged care, software, software provider, technology

Sophia Bolden

Communications Coordinator

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Coordinator at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

Comments

  1. Ange

    These stats make astonishing reading and worth noting. Most of us have a relative on some medication regime.

    Reply
    • Sophia Bolden

      Hi Ange,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. We agree that the statistics on medication use in residential aged care are eye opening. Having an effective electronic medication management system can help to create safe medication management practices and protect the health and safety of residents.
      Thank you again,
      Sophia

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