Al Zahra Hospital, UAE
Title: EMAR (Electronic Medical Administration Record) A Big Step Forward to Patient Safety
Maysoon Khalil Youssef's Career starts from 1999 with Al Istiklal Hospital as a Practical nurse at Jordan. With 10 years of journey she grow together with them to reach nursing supervisor. Meanwhile, work with university as a clinical instructor from 2007- 2009. Started work with Dr. Suleiman Hospital (KSA) as a Surgical Orthopedic unit charge nurse from 2009. Since 2011 they promoted as a Surgical Orthopedic unit Head nurse. She worked with them until 2014 same post. From 2014 promoted as a Head Nurse. Since 2016 Al Zahra Hospital (Dubai) working as a Director of Nursing. She earned Master degree in Health Care management from Dubai.
Introduction: In today’s digital age, several types of software and other time-saving solutions are on the market to help people achieve results in half the time. In the healthcare industry, that is no different. With the implementation of eMAR (Electronic Medication Administration Records), those in the healthcare industry can help patients in a fraction of the time and with less errors.
Objectives: A Medication Administration Record or MAR is the report that serves as a legal record of the drugs administered to a patient at a facility by a health care professional. eMAR (eMAR for electronic versions) an innovative and integrated solution to medication administration. This application provides staff with secure and convenient access to patient medication records, allowing for real-time recording, collection and reporting of data. Electronic medication administration records (eMar) enlist bar coding technology to submit and fill prescriptions with hand-held scanners that read bar codes and transmit them to the terminal/workstation using Bluetooth wireless technology. The eMAR relays drug dosage data to the pharmacy, which is then connected to nursing stations.
The following prescription data is included in eMars: Medication dosages, number of refills Medication types Medication classifications Patient refill history Real-time prescription status tracking capabilities
Criteria: Reducing adverse drug events is vital to all healthcare organizations, Implementing the Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) helps ensure the Five Rights of Medication Safety: that the right patient receives the right drug at the right dose, at the right time, with the right method of administration.
According to CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, eMAR(s) should enable the user to electronically verify the following before administering medication(s):
•(A) Right patient. The patient to whom the medication is to be administered matches the medication to be administered.
•(B) Right medication. The medication to be administered matches the medication ordered for the patient.
•(C) Right dose. The dose of the medication to be administered matches the dose of the medication ordered for the patient.
•(D) Right route. The route of medication delivery matches the route specified in the medication order.
•(E) Right time. The time that the medication was ordered to be administered compared to the current time.