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Implementing AORN Recommended Practices for Medication Safety
The AORN “Recommended practices for medication safety” provide guidance to perioperative nurses in developing, implementing, and evaluating safe medication use practices. Recognizing risk points in the medication use process, collaborating with pharmacy staff members, conducting preoperative assessments and medication reconciliation, and handling hazardous medications and pharmaceutical waste are important aspects of this process. Strategies for success include promoting a basic understanding of the nurse's role in the medication use process and developing a medication management plan.
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