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medications, or mixed IV fluid bags, etc. Those special types of medications are the ones that nurses usually have to wait on. In my experience, pharmacists work by prioritizing the medications. If you have a patient in ER or ICU that is septic and needs an antibiotic immediately, they will receive their medication before you get yours for a patient that may have pneumonia or cellulitis. If you have a patient that needs a drip, such as Heparin, Propofol, Insulin, Cardizem, you will be at the top of the list. Sometimes nurses, and patients, can become impatient while waiting. That’s when you have several phone calls made to the pharmacy asking where the medications are. Using a tube system can also create issues when the medication is sent to the wrong unit. That has happened to me a few times. The nurse in ICU is waiting on their medication while it’s sitting in the tube on the rehab unit. Most of the time, technology has its perks and many advantages. But, you’ll never have a flawless system. There is always room for error, because we’re all human, and we all make mistakes. References Hebda, T., Czar, P,. (2013) Handbooks of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals. Boston. Pearson Education Czar, P. and Hebda, T.L. (2013). Handbook of informatics for nursing and healthcare professionals (5 th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, Inc.
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