Medication administration in nursing homes includes numerous processes; as a result errors can occur anywhere. The different types of medication errors include:
- Prescribing errors – when incorrect drugs are prescribed
- Incorrect time errors – when medication is given at the wrong time
- Incorrect dosage errors – when medication is given in wrong dosage
- Omission errors – when a medication dose is missed before the next one in the schedule.
With eMAR, nursing homes can reduce the risk of medication errors through a streamlined medication administration. Nursing home staff can follow an accurate path of medication administration and save time using electronic mar sheet.