Accuracy checking of dispensed medications by a pharmacy technician: a hospital case study.

Accuracy checking of dispensed medications by a pharmacy technician: a hospital case study. Aust Health Rev. 2019 Nov 27;: Authors: Snoswell CL, Flor M, Tessier C, Ratanjee S, Hale A, Matthews A, Nissen L, Coombes I Abstract Medication order accuracy checking is an integral and time-consuming component of the current Australian pharmacist's role. However, the pharmacy profession internationally has moved towards separating the checking task into two parts: a clinical check performed by the registered pharmacist and a technical accuracy check delegated to an appropriately trained pharmacy technician. This case study demonstrates that in an Australian hospital pharmacy context, appropriately trained pharmacy technicians have the potential to be more proficient and time efficient than pharmacists when undertaking accuracy checking of dispensed medications.What is known about the topic?International data have shown that appropriately trained pharmacy technicians can be more precise than pharmacists when performing accuracy checking.What does this paper add?This paper reports the findings of an Australian case study reallocating the accuracy checking task to trained pharmacy technicians and evaluating the time efficiency data, which has not previously been reported.What are the implications for practitioners?These findings provide support for the potential to safely delegate checking tasks to an appropriately trained accuracy checking pharmacy technician. ...
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