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eMAR - The Nurse Perspective

By Cynthia Hood  |  17 December 2013

nurse-iconThe electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) uses technology to improve Resident safety, regulate the keeping of records documentation and improve workflow and operational efficiencies. It negates the requirement for manual order entry and eliminates errors due to transcription.

 

Benefits for Nurses

eMAR brings a number of benefits to nurses:
  • eMAR provides information to help reduce the possibility of adverse medication effects such as allergy and drug interactions through visual notes. eMAR also prompts nurses to check the vitals of a Resident before the medication is administered. All in all, it saves time and is easy to use.

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Integrating eMAR with Pharmacy – Key Gains

By Haydee Tuazon  |  04 December 2013

Integrating eMAR with Pharmacy

As the long-term care and retirement environments become increasingly more complex, ‘smart technology’ is a major key to meeting the needs of Residents in an efficient and safe manner.  Accordingly, when eMAR is successfully integrated with the pharmacy provider, the gains are considerable and include: reduction of medication errors, improvement in all the ‘5 Rs’, time savings for nurses and an overall increase in quality of care.

Benefits of eMAR and Integration with Pharmacy:

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eMAR: The New Revolution of Medication Administration

By Cynthia Hood  |  19 November 2013

The implementation of Electronic Medication Administration Records (eMAR) mar barcodehas brought about many positive changes in medication administration within hospitals, nursing homes and retirement retirement facilities. Since the advent of eMAR, most hospitals have noticed a reduction of 33% in medication administration along with saving of 45% time spent on documentation. eMAR makes everything automated – gathering, consolidating and presenting data much quicker than any manual system. It streamlines medication administration by reading barcodes on unit doses and ensures that the medical staff administers the right medicine to the right patient while ensuring accurate path of administration, dosage and time.

The barcode ensures that the patient’s medical records are stored in a safe and tamper-free manner. This feature can dramatically reduce errors and time spent on documenting each administration. Barcodes and eMAR have been known to save time and improve accuracy in healthcare, assisting nurses with a safety net during medication administration.

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