After the successful roll-out of eMEDs at Blacktown Hospital, the WSLHD eMEDs team have their sights set on their next sites – Auburn and Mount Druitt hospitals.
The team are aiming go live in October 2017 at Mount Druitt Hospital and November 2017 at Auburn Hospital.
eMEDs involves moving away from a paper medication chart (NIMC) or paediatric medication chart (PNIMC) to an electronic version.
The electronic chart will be used to perform medication ordering, dispensing and administration.
eMEDs is a Cerner application and will be available via the same PowerChart/FirstNet log in-that staff currently use.
The benefits of eMEDS include better legibility, with a decreased risk of confusion about drug, dose or route of administration.
The charts are visible to clinicians anywhere in the hospital, meaning no more searching widely for medication charts!
Familiarisation in-services have started at both hospitals, enabling staff to have some exposure to eMEDs before formal training starts.
The training will be available for all hospital staff in the lead-up to the roll-out.