We fax all medication orders to pharmacy. And then copy the order and put it in the 3ring binder with the MARs.
If a medication is left off of the MAR in the AM we copy the copy and put a Pharmacy communication sticker noting the problem. If its a STAT medication we keep bugging the pharmacy until we get the med. However, we have to walk all the way to the pharmacy to get most medications, unless it was filled before AM delivery time.
I would like to see this system become more efficient, but I don't see that happening soon as we just started a new computer system.
I would especially would like to see a better system for STAT medications or meds that are needed now for the patient who is vomiting their brains out, etc. You know what I mean!
I think it would be benificial to have a good faxing system where you have one pharmicist placing orders in the computer for a specific floor or area. And also to have those vaccum tube systems (like the ones you see at banks) where a med could be sent to the unit ASAP.
Oh all of the ideas I have... I should write a thesis. LOL!