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Better Infusion Orders Lead to Better Patient Care

Better Infusion Orders Lead to Better Patient Care

As a common guy and macho father of 2 young boys, I tend to have an “instructions optional” attitude about putting together new kid toys and the boxed furniture my beautiful bride brings home from IKEA. One of the few times I actually did read the instructions, I ended up with extra parts in my hand and had to watch in horror as my hastily assembled TV stand came crashing down with the new 50″ HD set on top. Fortunately for our clients and their patients, I have quite the opposite approach when it comes to infusion orders and our […] Read more

Take the Confusion Out of Infusion Orders

Take the Confusion Out of Infusion Orders

As nurses, we want it to be correct! It must be clear, concise, comprehensive and complete. There are many new innovative technologies that have evolved over the years to improve both the accuracy and ease of prescribing medications. Electronic scripts, E-Prescribing, EMR’s and pharmacy automation systems have greatly improved a medical provider’s ability to prescribe medications rapidly and accurately to whoever needs the information to fulfill the script. Having these technologies makes our life easier and helps reduce errors, BUT……

 

THE INFUSION PRESCRIPTION PROBLEM
Unfortunately, electronic systems to prescribe in-office administered medications, especially biologic and specialty medications that are given intravenously or […] Read more