An evaluation of the introduction of a Ward-based Pharmacy Technician in children’s medication administration on two wards.

AXEL KAEHNE, LOUISE COPE, Sergio Silverio

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Abstract

Reducing medication errors is one of the priorities of NHS hospitals. The introduction of pharmacy technicians for nurse led drug administration to patients is increasingly viewed as a suitable mechanism to improve medication reporting and reduce medication errors in the long term. There are no studies at present which investigate the use and effect of pharmacy technician supported medication administration within a children’s hospital in the UK.
Our study evaluated the implementation of a pharmacy technician supported medication administration system at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. The new system was introduced at two wards consecutively with one pharmacy technician.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOrmskirk
PublisherEdge Hill University
Number of pages45
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • Pharmacy
  • hospital
  • Hospital pharmacist
  • workforce
  • nursing
  • Medication error

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