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Medicines Reconciliation at an Intensive Care Unit

2017-06-04 19:41:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study evaluates the effect of performing medicines reconciliation on patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Half of the patients will receive a medicines reconciliation at the intensive care unit. The other half will not. All included patients will receive medicines reconciliation after transfer to the ward.

Description

Transfer of patients from one level of care to another is known to increase the risk of medication errors. Medication reconciliation is an accepted intervention to increase the knowledge on the patients medication use, thus reducing the risk of avoidable medication errors. For patients in the intensive care unit treatment of the imminent threat is obviously the most important. Nevertheless, knowledge about previous medications are important.

Study Design

Conditions

Medicines Reconciliation

Intervention

Medication reconciliation at the ICU, Medication Reconciliation at the Ward

Location

Akershus university Hospital
Lørenskog
Akershus
Norway

Status

Recruiting

Source

University Hospital, Akershus

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-06-04T19:41:22-0400

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