Medication errors are a common problem in aged care. Despite all the best intentions, errors all too often slip through the system.
A survey of 700 aged care nurses by the NSW Nurses and Midwifery Union found that 83 per cent of nurses had witnessed medication errors.
Nurses reported medication being given to the wrong patient, ear drops being put in a resident’s eyes, and it was even reported that a cleaner had dispensed medicine in one case.
Best Health Solutions
Trends of our ageing population and the gradual decrease in subsidies are already impacting Aged Care providers. If we are to continue to place the people in our care at the core of what we do, we will have to rethink how we do things and innovate. I am privileged to be working with a team of passionate experts to deliver the leading and end-to-end medication management solution that brings together the Aged Care worker, Doctor and pharmacy with real-time visibility of a patient’s medication record and its management.