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Medication administration errors for older people in long-term residential care

Ala Szczepura1*, Deidre Wild2 and Sara Nelson2

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1 Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

2 Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

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BMC Geriatrics 2011, 11:82  doi:10.1186/1471-2318-11-82

Published: 7 December 2011

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Additional file 1:

Comparison of characteristics of eMAR and pharmacy-managed, barcode medication management systems. This file provides a more comprehensive description of: • eMAR (Electronic Medication Administration Recording) systems and. • Proactive Care System using pharmacy-managed, barcode medication management.

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The Pro-active Care System and Medicines Management in Care Homes: An Exploratory Study of its Impact: Pre-Introduction Questionnaire. This file contains the questionnaire used prior to introduction of the technology. Questions covered a large number of areas, including: • demographics, job role, qualifications, work experience; • experiences of medication supply, administration and storage. • personal use of computers in the home and at work and mobile phone use; • pre-PCS introduction SWOT analysis of current system of medication ordering, supply, storage, administration; • sources of job pressure.

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Comparison of current research and Barber et al. study (2009). This file provides a comparison of the present research and the only other large scale study of medication administration errors in UK care homes, including details of: • study sites. • site selection process. • resident sample studied. • medication administrations observed. • administration errors recorded.

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