Sue said the project has derived six solutions that are being implemented across the hospital.
“We have begun implementing electronic prompts for nurses, an electronic prescriber alert, a medication label alert, formalised identification of Parkinson patients, education for staff, and increased imprest supply of Parkinson medications,” she said.
Sue said staff caring for Parkinson patients should look out for prompts in the electronic medical record.
“Nurses should look out for order comments on the medication administration record and should administer Parkinson medications on time to prevent the administration tile from turning red, which will now occur after 15 minutes, as opposed to one hour,” she said.
“Doctors should look out for an alert to promote accuracy when charting Parkinson medications.”
The project will continue to be rolled out throughout 2022.