Boost Client Safety and Improve Accuracy
The importance of medication management in healthcare
Medication management is a critical aspect of healthcare, as it ensures that patients receive the right medication at the right time and in the right dosage.
Overview of the problem of medication errors and their impact on client safety
However, medication errors are a common problem in healthcare, leading to adverse events, prolonged hospital stays, and even death. One of the best ways to reduce medication errors and improve client safety is through the use of an electronic medication administration record (eMAR) system.
Our eMAR medication management system is a state-of-the-art solution that makes it simple to build and audit medication schedules and eMAR charts.
How eMAR Works
eMAR is a digital system that allows healthcare providers to schedule, track, and administer medications more efficiently and accurately. Some of the key features and capabilities of our eMAR system include:
Medications can be scheduled digitally, reducing the risk of errors and ensuring that accurate and up-to-date information is communicated instantly 24/7.
**NHS dm+d integration: **
Our eMAR system is integrated with the NHS medicine database, which includes the top 1000 most used medications. This helps to ensure accuracy and minimize the risk of selecting the wrong medication.
Medication information is clearly displayed and easy to select from drop-down boxes for drug, form, route, dosage, frequency, measurement type, and administration times.
Additional administration notes for outcomes and medication care recording or care staff instructions can also be added.
PRN or "as needed" medications can be recorded easily, with care staff provided with the right information to correctly administer these medications, WITH easy to check past medication administrations
Creams, topical medication, and patches:
Interactive body maps allow care staff to record areas of the body where creams or patches have been applied.
**Time-sensitive medications: **
Medications can be scheduled for specific times or events, such as breakfast or lunch.
Side effects and drug interactions:
Care staff are updated on specific medication side effects and interactions, which can be added to each medication.
**Medication tracking: **
The system allows you to easily track when a medication was prescribed, started, and when it was ended.
**Suspension and activation: **
Medication records can be reactivated in line with prescriber instructions, making the scheduling task more efficient.
**Prescriber notes: **
Conversations, changes, and instructions from GPs, pharmacies and prescribers can be recorded with an audit trail for each specific medication.
Benefits of eMAR
There are many benefits to using an eMAR system, including:
Improved client safety: By reducing medication errors and improving accuracy, eMAR can help to boost client safety.
Increased efficiency: eMAR saves time and improves efficiency for healthcare providers, allowing them to focus on providing high-quality care.
Integration with NHS dm+d: Integrating with the NHS medicine database ensures accuracy and minimizes the risk of selecting the wrong medication.
PRN recording: Care staff will have the right information to correctly administer PRN medications.
Creams, topical medication, and patches: Interactive body maps allow care staff to record areas of the body where creams or patches have been applied.
Time-sensitive medications: Medications can be scheduled for specific times or events, such as breakfast or lunch.
Side effects and drug interactions: Care staff are updated on specific medication side effects and interactions, which can be added to each medication.
Medication tracking: The system displays schedules, electronic MAR charts, detailed meddication administration notes, reason codes and