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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
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
Drugs -- Side effects
Medical records -- Management
Includes bibliographical references (pages 40-42)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Kitto, Abbey, "Implementation of a Standardized Policy to Improve Allergy Documentation in an Ambulatory Surgery Center" (2015). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Practice Innovation Projects. 48.