In regards to controlled substance drips and PCAs, I was wondering how your facilities view/calculate the amount used within the shift or within 24 hours. We have Cerner for an EHR. Nursing and pharmacy are doing a lot of manual calculation to figure out the total 24 hour mg used. Our main purpose is to be able to easily see all the controlled substance use and waste to ensure that we can make accurate clinical adjustments in dose. Our biggest concern is with intubated or hospice patients that are the most likely to use pain and/or sedation drips.
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