Improved medication ordering frees up time for patient care at Broadview Union Hospital

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Staff at Broadview Union Hospital now have more time to spend with patients, thanks to improvements in how they order medication.

The changes — grouping similar items together, setting standard amounts to order, and posting these amounts on the medication bins — have cut the amount of time staff spend ordering drugs every two weeks from four hours to just seven minutes. Staff members now walk 50% less when preparing IV materials and have nearly four extra hours to spend with patients.

“I feel safer, more organized and more competent. I have more time to spend with patients instead of doing med orders.” (Nicole Scott, RN)

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