Med Rec Case Study

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The registered nurse (RN) is reviewing orders and completing the medication reconciliation (Med Rec) in the electronic Medical Record (EMR). Med Rec is a process for double checking medications, where the RN verifies that the details of the medications written on the provider's orders match those recorded in the medication administration record (MAR) used by the nurse. During the Med Rec process, several alarms/alerts go off. Does the use of EMR guarantee error-free patient care? If yes, why? If no, why? No. Although studies have shown a reduction in errors with the introduction of the EHR, it is not foolproof and errors may still occur. Nurses still need to remain vigilant, check for potential errors, and safeguard the patient from possible

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