We transitioned from pen and paper documentation to establishing electronic

We transitioned from pen and paper documentation to

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our patients. We transitioned from pen and paper documentation to establishing electronic medical records (EMR) on portable electronic tablets or mobile devices. On our hospice inpatient unit, each patient now has barcoded wristbands utilized to safeguard at least 6 rights of medication administration in order to decrease the possibility of a medication error. While my healthcare organization has made exceptional advancements, there are still areas that need revisions especially for nurses in hospice homecare. During one incident while using MUMMS software to collect data such as vital signs, lab reports and clinical documentation, a patient diagnosed with bradycardia was discharged from the hospital with the wrong medications due to the error of medication reconciliation. The healthcare organization realized the MUMMS software somehow lost previous orders for the medication accidentally. Now that I am out in the field visiting patients at home, I can see how errors can occur. We switched to a system called MUMMS that collects data including vital signs, history and physicals, and medication profiles.
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  • Summer '19
  • Nursing, Health care provider

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