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August 2015

Keep on Person (KOP) medication administration is a common practice in many jails and prisons. This process allows inmates to keep a quantity of medications (usually 30 days) with them and self-administer according to the directions provided. 
Posted: 8/18/2015 10:57:59 AM
In October 2009 our infant son Ian, approaching his first birthday, was admitted to Johns Hopkins Children's hospital with a Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO). Shocked, scared and concerned we spent several nights sleeping next to our son's crib at the hospital not knowing the cause of these...
Posted: 8/17/2015 1:15:40 PM
Directly administering prescribed medications to patients is the primary method for medication administration in correctional facilities. This process may be termed direct observation therapy (DOT), Watch-Take, medication (med) line or pill line. 
Posted: 8/12/2015 12:58:41 PM
Time to Say Goodbye to the IV Pole and Welcome the IVEA
Posted: 8/11/2015 7:12:20 AM
As nurses we can never have too many reminders to chart carefully. 
Posted: 8/6/2015 1:59:55 PM
A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine tracked the toll of interruptions on medication errors by viewing nurses administering medications in 2 hospital settings. Each interruption was associated with a 12.7% increase in clinical error. 
Posted: 8/6/2015 10:07:51 AM
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