Title

Strategies for Improving Documentation of Medication Overrides

Date of Award

Spring 4-12-2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Dr. Sarah Killian

Second Advisor

Dr. Kimberly Hires

Third Advisor

Dr. Robert Geller

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Debbie Vigliotti

Abstract

The aim of the project was to educate nurses on how to link override medications to orders to reduce administration errors. Hands-on training and step-by-step instructions were utilized to improve nursing awareness. No significant difference existed between pre-intervention and post-intervention rates of reconciled overrides. Future projects should combine education with nursing protocol and electronic interventions to promote safety during medication overrides.

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