RNs Tops at Preventing Costly Medicine Problems in SNFs

Registered nurses (RNs) are better equipped than licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to identify medication order discrepancies that could lead to major problems, according to a new study from the University of Missouri.

“If we’re not managing these medications appropriately and not identifying what the potential problems are, these residents may end up back in the hospital,” lead researcher Dr. Amy Vogelsmeier told Skilled Nursing News. “It’s costly in terms of time and it’s unnecessary. It’s something that could have been avoidable.”

Published by Skilled Nursing News