Pharmacy vs Nursing for Retiming Medications

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DiAnthia Patrick
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Pharmacy vs Nursing for Retiming Medications

Hello,

We're starting to see a few errors creep up relating to re-timing of medications. Currently nursing is responsible for retiming medications at our organization. In my previous organization, Pharmacy was responsible for retiming (and timing the first doses) of medications. We're considering whether we want to take on changing this workflow such that Pharmacy owns retiming.

Has anyone done this project to convert from nursing to pharmacy with who owns retiming med orders in your institution?

I welcome any comments, or recommendations.

Thanks!

DiAnthia Patrick, PharmD
Director, Med Safety & Regulatory Compliance
Children's National Hospital
dpatrick@childrensnational.org
(202) 476-4798