NABH Compliant Medication Administration, Can Infusion Monitors help?
National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India (QCI), set up in 2006 to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organizations. NABH have designed an exhaustive healthcare standard consisting of stringent 600 plus objective elements for hospitals to achieve, in order to get the NABH accreditation.
NABH has proposed procedures for medication administration aiming at reduction and identification of medication errors. These procedures also look at patients' satisfaction and staff members productivity and saftey consciousness.
Standard insists the hospitals to maintain a medication chart with details as follows
Date of entry
Name of medication
Route of administration
Name and signature of the person who has administered the medication
In case of infusions, it shall capture the start time, the rate of infusion and end time.
While NABH compliance documentation helps the hospitals to achieve quality medication admistration this also increases job burden on nurses leading to reduced quality nursing time and bad patient experience. A 36-Hospital Time and Motion Study on how Do Medical-Surgical Nurses Spend Their Time demonstrated that nurses spend most of their time in documentation ( Link to Study)
As the study says 40% of the time spend by nurses in documentations
Adoption of technology can help to reduce the burden of documentation to a large extent as it automates the process and makes it more accurate. Dripo infusion monitor can log the data of all infusions and aid nurses to help in the documentation part.
Dripo can log the data of infusions and send it back to the nursing station helping the nurses to reduce the time spend in monitoring and administration of fluids as well.