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Evaluating the implementation and impact of a pharmacy technician-supported medicines administration service designed to reduce omitted doses in hospitals: a qualitative study.

Seston EM, Ashcroft DM, Lamerton E, et al. Evaluating the implementation and impact of a pharmacy technician-supported medicines administration service designed to reduce omitted doses in hospitals: a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019;19(1):325. doi:10.1186/s12913-019-4146-6.

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June 12, 2019
Seston EM, Ashcroft DM, Lamerton E, et al. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019;19(1):325.

This qualitative study evaluated a pharmacist technician–supported intervention to prevent errors of omission in medication administration. Most participants reported positive impacts of the intervention, but some pharmacy technicians failed to consistently observe nurses, citing feeling their presence was intrusive. Not all participants perceived the intervention as effective, leading to deviation from intended protocol. These findings highlight the challenge of implementing interventions across health care roles.

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Seston EM, Ashcroft DM, Lamerton E, et al. Evaluating the implementation and impact of a pharmacy technician-supported medicines administration service designed to reduce omitted doses in hospitals: a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019;19(1):325. doi:10.1186/s12913-019-4146-6.