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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Why BMV - Resident Safety

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BMV decreases errors

  • Opportunity for errors
    • 588 Residents / 10 meds per day / 5880 med per day
    • 2,146,200 Meds per year
    • Average Medication Error Rate 6%
      • What if we only have 1% = 21,462 errors per year
      • 0.1% = 2146 Errors
  • Noted through observation - Errors Prevented
    • Wrong dose errors prevented
    • Wrong medication errors prevented
    • Wrong resident errors prevented


ICU- Wrong Medication nurse pulled ASA EC order was for plain.
Ltc- Wrong Med nurse pulled Ibu order was for ASA. Just grabbed the wrong med out of cart

Acute- Wrong med pulled from Pyxis caught with BMV
LTC- XR ordered but resident was getting plain medication.

Acute/LTC—Wrong patient eMAR open.

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