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Document Type

DNP - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Thomas E. Stenvig


allergy, allergy documentation, adverse drug reaction, ambulatory surgery centers, and outpatient surgery


Allergy reconciliation is a key contributor in decreasing morbidity related to adverse drug reactions. Implementation of a standard process for allergy documentation has been shown to increase the accuracy and completeness of allergy documentation in patient charts. This organizational quality improvement study, utilized a retrospective chart review. The project was implemented in a private practice ambulatory surgery center located in the Midwest. A baseline chart audit was conducted prior to implementing the three month pilot test of the standardized process for allergy documentation. A post-intervention chart audit was conducted after the pilot period to evaluate effectiveness of the standard process. The results of the post-intervention chart audit revealed an increased accuracy of allergy documentation after utilizing the standardized process.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Drug allergy
Drugs -- Side effects
Medical records -- Management


Includes bibliographical references (pages 40-42)



Number of Pages



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