Optimising medication.

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Name: British journal of community nursing
ISSN: 1462-4753
Pages: 510


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The formal process of obtaining a complete and accurate list of each patient's current home medications including name, dosage, frequency, and route of administration, and comparing admission, transfer, and/or discharge medication orders to that list. The reconciliation is done to avoid medication errors.

Overall systems, traditional or automated, to provide medication to patients in hospitals. Elements of the system are: handling the physician's order, transcription of the order by nurse and/or pharmacist, filling the medication order, transfer to the nursing unit, and administration to the patient.

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Overall systems, traditional or automated, to provide medication to patients.

The self administration of medication not prescribed by a physician or in a manner not directed by a physician.

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