Pharmacist improves timely administration of medications to boarded patients in the emergency department.

@article{Jellinek2010PharmacistIT,
  title={Pharmacist improves timely administration of medications to boarded patients in the emergency department.},
  author={Samantha P Jellinek and Victor Cohen and Lydia B Fancher and Antonios Likourezos and Mary Lyke and Kathy Peterson and Eustace Lashley and Steven J. Davidson},
  journal={Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={105-10}
}
PURPOSE Our purpose was to assess the variations in timely administration of medications based on differences in nursing staff (ED nurses who are responsible for emergency and boarded patients vs inpatient nurses who are responsible for only boarded patients) and to determine whether a pharmacist's interventions can improve the timely administration of medications to boarded patients in the emergency department. METHODS This was a prospective observational study. Patients were included in the… CONTINUE READING

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