Achieving the                Five Rights of                                       Medication Safety                       ...
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Achieving the Five Rights of Medication Safety - Tim Renz & Mona Gamboa, CareRight Technologies


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Tim Renz and Mona Gamboa of CareRight Technologies, a solution provider at the marcus evans Long-Term Care CXO Summit Spring 2012, on ensuring nurses achieve the five rights of medication administration safety.
Interview with: Tim Renz, Chief Executive Officer & Mona Gamboa, Chief Technology Officer, CareRight Technologies

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Achieving the Five Rights of Medication Safety - Tim Renz & Mona Gamboa, CareRight Technologies

  1. 1. Achieving the Five Rights of Medication Safety administration errors in long-term MedRight automatically captures all the care (LTC) facilities. changes associated with each patient’s medication profile throughout the day, How can LTC facilities eliminate including treatments, procedures, and errors and inaccuracies? other orders. LTC facilities with paper MARs are not always able to keep track Tim Renz: Mistakes happen daily in LTC of medication changes efficiently. facilities that use paper-based MARs. Nurses are pulled in 20 different directions as they try to complete their daily responsibilities. A family member might ask them a question, a doctor may call or a resident could need their help. Then, they struggle to remember Medication where they left off, and when they sit down to go through their charts to document everything at the end of the administration day, they forget to make a note of an important piece of information. errors Mona Gamboa: These errors can be can be prevented. Technologies such as MedRight give nurses the tool to achieve prevented the Five Rights of medication safety: right patient, drug, dose, route and time.Interview with: Tim Renz, Chief How does this program help LTCExecutive Officer & Mona Gamboa, It is simple for nurses to use on facilities be patient centered?Chief Technology Officer, CareRight different devices, including portableTechnologies devices. The proper administration of Mona Gamboa: The trend is to be drugs is one of nursing’s primary patient centered, to help people responsibilities, but they are in the dark transition from one home to another.Most skilled nursing facilities have not ages without the right tools. LTC facilities are no longer consideredyet switched to electronic medication institutions and “patients” are nowadministration record (eMAR) systems, With budget cuts in almost all referred to as “residents” and “people”.missing out on tools that could help sectors, why should LTC facilitiesnurses achieve the five rights of budget for such a technology? The true patient centered facility willmedication safety and give facilities the keep all of the resident’s belongingsability to capture all charges, according Tim Renz: Not all eMAR systems are right in his room, including medication,to Tim Renz, Chief Executive Officer, & expensive, and they have proven to in a locked cabinet accessible only byMona Gamboa, Chief Technology increase efficiency, safety and save on the nurse. Using the eMAR, residentsOfficer, CareRight Technologies. nursing overtime. For example, nurses can take their medications on their time who utilize our technology do not need and not the institution’s time. TrueFrom a solution provider at the marcus to spend one to two hours after their “Point-of-Care” resident services withevans Long-Term Care CXO Summit shift documenting their rounds. programs like MedRight® andSpring 2012, Renz and Gamboa Medication administration is tracked CareRight® are easily achievablediscuss how to eliminate medication automatically throughout their day. throughout the care areas of a facility.
  2. 2. About the Long-Term Care CXO Summit Spring 2012 marcus evans Summits deliver peer-to-peer information on Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive strategic matters, professional meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution trends and breakthrough providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit innovations. includes presentations on the Health Care Reform, innovative quality improvement, and staff recruitment and retention strategies. Contact Please note that the Summit is a Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits closed business event and the Division number of participants strictly limited. Tel: + 357 22 849 313 Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout CareRight™TechnologiesCareRight™ Technologies is dedicated to bringing care providers and caregivers the most innovative clinical software solutionsusing the latest technology. MedRight™ is a web-based eMAR, providing comprehensive features centered around facility workflowsand integrated with pharmacy processes. With its patented technology, MedRight allows a med pass even during Internet outages.For more information: www.carerighttech.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsNational Healthcare CFO Summit - Healthcare CNO Summit - Healthcare CXO Summit - view the web version of this interview please click here: