Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Arizona State Board of Nursing Implementing and Evaluating the Medication Technician Pilot Program.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Arizona State Board of Nursing Implementing and Evaluating the Medication Technician Pilot Program."— Presentation transcript:

1 Arizona State Board of Nursing Implementing and Evaluating the Medication Technician Pilot Program

2 Problem Under existing laws and statutes, a nurse cannot delegate the administration of medication to an unlicensed person. In many situations, laws exist that allow a facility to establish policies etc. that bypass the nurse to accomplish the administration of medications: Schools Assisted living

3 Medication Technician Project Pilot Study Medication Technician Project Authorized RN/PN to delegate medication administration to CNA with training In six long term care facilities Silver Ridge VillageBullhead City Heritage Health CareGlobe (unable to participate) Copper Mountain InnGlobe Shadow MountainScottsdale Good ShepherdPeoria Mountain View--Tucson

4 Education Education prescribed by the Board 100 hour course 45 hours classroom 15 hours skill lab 40 hours closely supervised clinical practice Instruction at facility with an RN Instructors trained Nurses received delegation education Students screened for ability to succeed Board prescribed curriculum/text

5 Safety Safety measured Naïve observation methodFlynn Pre and post error ratesno differences Staff satisfactionhigh satisfaction among all participants Cost of Research-$90, D and S Diversified Technologies is collected data Outside consultant Jill Scott-Cawiezell RN Ph.D

6 Testing Instructor develops unit tests/quizzes State developed competency written and manual skills exam Item pool of over 500 items developed in conjunction with Diversified D & S Technology Skill test developed using skill check-off lists developed by steering committee Limited number of chances to pass

7 Results All data collected and analyzed Report written 21+ Medication technicians trained and passed test Positive reports from facilities Legislation passed AZ house with all 60 members voting in favor Only 5/6 facilities completed pilot

8 What we learned Curriculum demandingbut then so is medication administration to this population Carefully selected and taught CNAs will succeed Nurses more positive than expected Turnover and shortages of both CNAs and RN instructors at facilities makes implementation challenging Culture of medication safety needs to be established in the facility Stakeholder input is important Reported decreases in staff turnover after implementation of med tech role

9 Questions Access study at Contact: Pamela Randolph


Download ppt "Arizona State Board of Nursing Implementing and Evaluating the Medication Technician Pilot Program."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google