There’s how a nursing home went from 60 adverse events pr. month to 1!
Who forgot Johns bedtime medication? Why are there still 10 tablets left, when Ingas cure against her cystitis should be done? Up until 2015 this was a big part of daily life at the nursing home Nørrevang – as it also was a lot of work documenting all the adverse events, says nurse Aase Margrethe Eide. But then a lot of DoseCans moved in…
DoseFan: Aase Margrethe Eide
Employed as: Nurse in Horsens Municipality
Uses DoseSystem due to: Less adverse events.
Enhances: Medicine on time and patient safety
Dreams of: More responsibility to the individual
” It’s something else when a red box or a red flag blinks than when the medicine responsible nurse has to check the medicine list on their rounds. Quickly it becomes visible when it went wrong with the forgotten medicine.”
Focus makes a difference
Every DoseCan is connected to a patient at the nursing home and automatically reminds when it is time to take medicine. Afterwards the patient must acknowledge on the OK button for the intake. Does this not happen, the staff can see it on the overview screen generated by DoseSystem, the system behind it all.
” Forgotten medicine came into focus, and it was clear where we had to adjust our workflow to eliminate mistakes. From catching up to 30-60 adverse events a month, the numbers fell drastically. Today we are down on a single adverse event a month.”
“DoseSystem demands no IT-skills, everyone can use the system and we are good at training each other. Greater transparency and more momentum in daily life is therefore definitely a bonus by digitiaizing medicine reminders.”
AASE MARGRETHE EIDE, Nurse in Horsens municipality
Increased patient safety
The nursing home Nørrevang activated the first DoseCans in 2015 and still benefits from using the system every day. Aase Margrethe Eide underlines, that it has enhanced the patient safety. The patients now get their medicine continuously and one time. For the healthcare workers it has meant that there no longer is one medicine responsible, but all assistant nurses can take responsibility. Aase Margrethe Eide has tutored them herself.
“DoseSystem demands no IT-skills, everyone can use the system and we are good at training each other. Greater transparency and more momentum in daily life is therefore definitely a bonus by digitalizing medicine reminders.”