This Quality Improvement Project (QIP) assessed the effect of a multi-component evidence-based (EB) Medication Adherence Intervention on adherence at a nurse-managed, student-run free clinic treating medically vulnerable adults aged >18 years who lacked health insurance and financial resources, had language barriers, low academic, health literacy, and understanding levels. The clinic staff lacked a process for […]
Interventions to improve patient safety, including the integration of technology in clinical practice, require healthcare professionals to change their behavior. This study reports a validated theoretically informed approach to identify challenges to changing nurses' behaviour in order to integrate electronic medication management systems in clinical practice.
Precision medicine is the approach to patient care that is focused on finding the most appropriate medication based on the interplay between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors to improve patient outcomes. With sufficient knowledge and experience, all nurses will become more confident in applying pharmacogenetic results within the clinical context.
Professional cultural norms such as Power Distance Index (PDI) can affect the professional environment, safety culture, and team members wellbeing. To optimize a positive environment we should determine methods to decrease PDI and recognize the value of all healthcare providers and empower all members of the healthcare team.