Journal article

Barriers to managing medications appropriately when patients have restrictions on oral intake

To The-Phung, Jo-Anne Brien, David A Story

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Investigation of several serious adverse events in our organization highlighted that medications were managed inappropriately when patients have oral intake restrictions. The aim of this work was to identify the barriers to optimal medication management when patients have restrictions on their oral intake. METHOD: Data were feedback and comments obtained between 2011 and 2014 from a hospital-wide quality assurance project. Data had not been purposefully collected and were in response to a general request for feedback regarding managing oral medications when patients have oral intake restrictions. Data came from a range of clinical staff and from various forum..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was conducted as part of a National Health Medical Research Council PhD scholarship and relates to a 2012 National Health Medical Research Council Translating Research into Practice Fellowship. We wish to thank Associate Professor Andrew Hardidge and Ms Melodie Heland for their considerable support and their leadership in the organization-wide quality assurance project that provided the basis for this paper. We would also like to thank Dr Simone Taylor for her assistance with the manuscript.