Session ID: 
354

Reducing Medication Variance: An Australian Private Hospital Perspective

12:15pm - 12:45pm Friday, March 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W304E

Description

St Stephen’s Private Hospital in Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia was recently awarded the HIMSS Davies Award for Clinical Excellence. This session will provide a brief introduction to the Australian private hospital environment, followed by a discussion of the local problems identified and targeted areas for improvement in clinical practice. We will share the proposed solution and how it was implemented. How we achieved HIMSS Stage 7 and the Davies Award along with lessons learned from the journey. What our closed loop electronic medication management system looks like and the impact on nursing workflows. How we use reporting to measure and demonstrate improvements in patient safety. How we encouraged clinician ownership of the system and change management practices used to improve the clinician experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the local problems identified in the clinical workflows at St Stephen’s Hospital, the proposed solutions and how they were implemented
  • Identify the resources required to facilitate change, not only in infrastructure and health IT but also significant change in clinical workflows
  • Summarise the process of implementing Unit Dose Packaging on site to facilitate closed loop medication administration and lessons learned along the way
  • Discuss engaging clinicians in the process, improving barcoded medication administration scanning rates and fostering an atmosphere of friendly competition while identifying background build issues and improving the IT systems
  • Analyse the benefits realised with the clinically focussed health IT system

Speaker(s)

Assistant Director of Nursing,
St Stephen's Hospital...

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
ACPE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
PDU
1.00

Audience

Clinical Informaticists
Nurse or Nurse Practitioner
Pharmacy Professional

Level

Introductory