Improving Medication Administration Safety in a Community Hospital Setting Using Lean Methodology

Sandy Critchley
Journal of Nursing Care Quality 2015, 30 (4): 345-51
Virtually all health care organizations have goals of improving patient safety, but despite clear goals and considerable investments, gains have been limited. This article explores a community hospital's resounding success using Lean methodology to improve medication administration safety with process changes designed by engaged employees and leaders with the knowledge and skill to effect improvements. This article inspires an interdisciplinary approach to quality improvement using reproducible strategies.

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