This Hospital Impact piece says: ”Effective collaboration between pharmacy and nursing has enabled us to identify and design medication management processes that create the most efficient workflows for both departments while keeping patient safety at the forefront. The result has been more nursing time at the patient bedside and cost reductions through greater efficiencies,” reports Hospital Impact.
The writers recommend that hospital and other healthcare leaders:
1. Provide top-down resource support for better nurse-pharmacy relations.
2. Improve workflow systems and patient care by leveraging automation.
3. Identify the best medication-management model.
4. Open interdisciplinary communication.