Published Jul 31, 2005
Just wondering if any of you use AdminRx in your hospitals? And if so, what do you think of it?
Is that like BCMA ( Bar code med administration)?
If so, we have it at my hospital. It has really cut down on med errors, but sometimes it can be frustrating. (You have 2 25mg tabs in hand, pt is ordered 50 mg of med, but the computer thinks the patient gets only 1 tab, so you have to make the patient wait and send to pharmacy for a 50 mg tab. )
The patient's armband has a barcode on it, and then all meds are single dose packets with a bar code on it. You scan the armband with the handheld laser ( just like at walmart haha), then you scan the med. It has it's bugs, but it works extremely well. Also, as long as you always scan, you can look in the computer to know exactly when a med was given, why a prn was given, etc. It also will let you run a missed med report at any time for any time parameters, and a prn effectiveness list. All prn's will show up on the prn effectiveness list until their effectiveness is entered in the computer.
Our system is integrated with the computerized patient record, which, to me, is wonderful. When you enter a medication order, the computer automatically shows a pop up window with the latest renal and hepatic labs, also it will let you know if the patient is already taking a med in the same drug class, has been dx with an allergy to the med, or other contraindications.
This type of med administration can be more time consuming at times, but I would hate to give it up.
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