Drug administration guides in dysphagia

Serrano Santos, Jose Manuel, Poland, Fiona ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0003-6911, Kelly, Jennifer and Wright, David J (2012) Drug administration guides in dysphagia. Nursing Times, 108 (21). pp. 15-17.

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Background: Patients with dysphagia are more likely to suffer medication administration errors than those without swallowing difficulties. Aim: To evaluate the use of individualised medication administration guides (I-MAGs) for patients with dysphagia on one stroke ward over six months. Method: A specialist pharmacist in dysphagia designed a software package supported with data on national guidelines on administering medicines to this group, which enabled the pharmacist to create I-MAGs. Once the pilot was completed, a questionnaire was given to all nurses, pharmacists and speech and language therapists who had used the guides. Results: Of 26 health professionals approached, 19 returned questionnaires. Eight (62%) nurses felt more confident in their practice when I-MAGs were in place. Conclusion: I-MAGs were well received and supported individualised care. However, they needed additional pharmacist input and greater nursing time. Research to determine the guides’ cost-effectiveness is needed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: deglutition disorders,education, nursing, continuing,great britain,humans,nursing staff, hospital,practice guidelines as topic,questionnaires
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 00:25
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/56143

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