Can Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) help Home Care Providers?
It is clear that we now live in an era where we are very much reliant on technology and it’s infinite capabilities.
Electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, watches and now cars, have become integral to our lives. It seems that we can no longer do without them.
Many of us now rely on gadgets for communication, to shop online, to work from home and for entertainment.
It’s no surprise that the healthcare sector is now also embracing technology and using it to its full potential.
Why is eMAR better than paper MAR charts?
Electronic Medication Management goes further than a paper MAR chart due to its live time status, reporting capabilities, and the features it can incorporate creating a medication gateway for Carers and Management.
Due to technological advances eMAR increases the efficacy of administering medication appropriately ensuring Clients are given the correct medication at the correct time in the correct way, whilst Management can view status and reports from a secure internet connection.
eMAR has been designed with the Client, the Carer, and Care Management in mind. Carers can view medication times, dosage, form, PRN, side effects and additional remarks ensuring the highest level of person focused medication.
All aspects of medication are controlled by Management, who can view reports per Client with detailed information through the traditional MAR chart but in an electronic format. In addition, Live Visit Reports provide Management a real time view as Medication is being administered with further alerts direct to the dashboard.
How can eMAR improve quality of life?
It is hoped that the eMAR system will improve the quality of life for those who are being cared for in the community as well as those individuals administering the medication.
The eMAR system is designed to be a single source of information that may then be used to improve the administration of medication.
This will result in a reduction in the number of medication errors and reduce the number of incidents that involve patients.
eMAR systems are capable of incorporating medication databases, alerts, side effects, remarks, images, prompts, actions, PRN’s, Patches, schedule views, dosage, frequency, type, form and detailed medication notes.
Carers can monitor Mood and if need be raise Safeguarding Alerts whilst administering medication.
In the UK, medication errors are estimated to cost the healthcare sector around £3.5 billion per year. The total cost of medication errors globally is estimated to be around £15.3 billion per year.
It is hoped that the use of an eMAR system will help to reduce these costs and improve the safety of patients at risk of medication errors.
eMAR has been developed in response to the growing demand for electronic reporting systems. It is now estimated that there are approximately 1.5 million medication administrations every day.
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