Strategies to promote safe medication administration in assisted living settings.

@article{Young2013StrategiesTP,
  title={Strategies to promote safe medication administration in assisted living settings.},
  author={Heather M Young and Suzanne K Sikma and Susan C. Reinhard and Wayne C. McCormick and Juliana C Cartwright},
  journal={Research in gerontological nursing},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={161-70}
}
Assisted living (AL) provides lower cost, less institutional environments than skilled nursing facilities, yet less professional oversight, despite the high prevalence of chronic conditions among residents. Unlicensed staff administer large quantities of medications daily, and medication management is one of the three top quality issues in AL, with error rates ranging from 10% to 40%. This qualitative study described AL provider views on medication safety and strategies used to promote safety… CONTINUE READING

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