Improved efficiency and safety Drugs Trolley (2022)

Type of publication:
Service improvement case study

*Mary Tanes (Ward Manager) and *David Strachan

SaTH Improvement Hub, November 2022

Colleagues are currently covering multiple staffing gaps and each drugs trolley has a variety of drugs and a different layout. Variation can result in delays to patients receiving their medication or receiving the wrong medication in error along with poor staff satisfaction. Following a meeting with the Deputy Director of Nursing- Medicine, it was requested that all wards within the division reviewed the drugs trolleys on the ward area and were encouraged to utilise 5S principles.

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