Journal of Healthcare Engineering / 2016 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Assessment of the Nurse Medication Administration Workflow Process

Table 5

Duration of bundled tasks.

Task nameAverage duration (sec)Std. dev. (sec)

Clean hands (upon entering room)5.0810.14
Put on gloves13.826.38
Enter room2.343.32
Greet patient3.386.37
Login to mobile computer7.514.65
Review patient computer record17.6525.99
Scan patient ID6.524.90
Perform assessment63.7578.65
Review patient med box17.0416.42
Scan patient meds4.246.16
Document med admin6.437.64
Administer meds68.9488.72
Other care61.6599.21
Explain meds13.6314.35
Prepare meds for admin34.4737.19
Close medication box4.676.66
Clean equipment19.7119.41
Clean hands (upon leaving room)5.879.88
Document post administration (in hallway)148.67118.42
Document post administration (in patient’s room)76.06106.43
Obtain meds from pyxis42.9227.92
Obtain meds from medication room52.1939.69
Obtain meds from pharmacy489.00162.53

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