Jan 4, '02
WHEN did this stop being a part of the hospital admisson process?? This is top priority in home care admissions.....can't tell you HOW MANY vital meds from prior to hospitalization are missed on discharge assessment or not given in hospital, dosages extremely high, meds not filled, or no RX given, meds not on HMO formulary etc. NURSES are the checks and balances in the system.
Now in this day and age of increased Pharmacy staffing ( old days one pharmacist and tech in 250 bed place
) pharmacist should follow-up what nurses initially reviewed with patients.
Saved many doctors tush over the years AND prevented patient complications and deaths.
Because we are "too busy" we're giving away our practice......PT's now staff most wound care centers in my area!
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 4, '02