Remote video checks of bedside drug dosing

rnsafe-vector When a nurse gives a complex medication at the bedside, a second nurse must come in to observe and verify the dose. But flagging down a nurse on a busy hospital floor can be pretty challenging.

To help nurses get that second set of eyes and enhance safety, a team of nurse healthcare IT specialists at Boston Children’s worked with the hospital’s Innovation Acceleration Program to create RNSafe, an app that lets bedside nurses use camera-equipped iPods to complete the entire medication process with a dedicated “bunker” nurse.

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