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Wolseley reduces medication ordering time 93 per cent

10-Sep-2016

“I am sure we can reduce our ordering time even further. This system saves time and money.”

Nova Dungca
Registered Nurse

Nova Dungsa
RN Nova Dungsa says improvements have made ordering medication easier.

An improvement event at Wolseley Memorial Integrated Care Centre has reduced the amount of time staff needs to order medications by 93 per cent (from 2.5 hours to 10 minutes every two weeks). Staff grouped similar items together, set regular ordering amounts and posted those amounts on the medication bins to improve ordering practices. Nurses now use a cart to deliver patient medications which has reduced the amount of unnecessary walking by 100 per cent (from 18 feet per patient to 0 feet).