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October 31, 2014

Knowledge Based Medication Administration

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September 21, 2014

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KBMA: Knowledge Based Medication Administration

Our #1 Priority Is Patient And Medication Safety


SUNY Downstate Medical Center, University Hospital of Brooklyn will implement bar coding technology to further its commitment to improving patient safety. On September 7, 2014, a pilot will initiate on three inpatient clinical units with overall inpatient implementation on September 21, 2014.

Allscripts Bar coded medication administration system will enable the nurse to quickly verify the five rights: right patient, right medication, right dosage, right route, right time. During the process, clinicians will scan the bar code on the patient's identification band, and each medication before it is administered. The system provides alerts to ensure accurate and safe medication administration.

Margaret Jackson was elected as Treasurer of the Brooklyn Nursing Partnership.

The Brooklyn Nursing Partnership is an organization of registered nurses whose goal is to increase the capacity of Brooklyn nursing educational institution's recruitment and education of nursing students from low income minority population, to reduce the shortage of qualified, culturally diverse registered nurses in Brooklyn hospitals and provide education on current and emerging healthcare issues affecting the delivery of care.

Margaret McClure Scholarship for NYONEL Members

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2014

Scholarships awarded to candidates enrolled in accredited education programs leading to a Baccalaureate, Masters or Doctoral degree or post masters certification with a concentration in Nursing leadership or Nursing Education.

Use the form to apply »

National Nurses Week Celebration

Guest Speaker: Donna M. Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FNAP, FAAN

Executive Officer of the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Program at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Ms. Nickitas enthusiastically spoke on nurses as leaders in the forefront of healthcare advocacy.