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78 Single Nurse Drug Administration
  1. S Campbella,
  2. M Tadjalia and
  3. M Tadjalib
  1. a Inpatient Unit, The Ayrshire Hospice, Ayr, Scotland
  2. b Clinical Effectiveness Department, The Ayrshire Hospice, Ayr, Scotland

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Patient dependency has increased over recent years and the complexity of patients’ needs has resulted in nurses being busier than ever before. It was felt, within the nursing team, that it might be possible for nurses to spend less time administering controlled drugs. It was proposed that if a registered nurse administered controlled drugs without the need for a second check from a colleague, …

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