Anesthesia Auditing Program

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Researchers
Charles L. D'Amato RPh.
Managed By
Barb J. Keller
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US Patent Pending

The Anesthesia Auditing Program Software provides quality improvement for anesthesia medication administration. The program audits all anesthesia medication transactions across a number of databases. The program has demonstrated significant improvements in patient safety, financial charge capture, drug diversion prevention, and documentation accuracy. The program has the ability to work or be modified for many other areas including nursing medication administration, validation of PCA/Epidural administration/documentation/charge capture, and documentation of medication administration electronically and receives medication electronically from an Administrator. The application could also be modified for any institution that documents medication administration electronically and receives medication electronically from an ADM. The quality improvements are extensive and validated. The positive financial impact for an institution is broad. It is an outstanding tool utilized to prevent Drug Diversion and fills a national void. The risk mitigation from patient events related to drug diversion make this an outstanding quality tool.