Developing and implementing a policy for safe pro re nata medications practices became a priority when 1 nurse questioned a regularly occurring double-range narcotic order. This article describes how double-range medications can compromise patient safety and how a small rural hospital with minimal resources was able to develop an interdisciplinary practice standard to ensure safe medication practices.
From the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Winchester; and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Correspondence: Kerry-Anne Hogan, RN, PhD, Chief Research Officer, 566 Louise Street, Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Winchester, Ontario, Canada, K0C 2K0 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors disclose no conflict of interest.
Online date: June 22, 2016