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Gerokomos

versión impresa ISSN 1134-928X

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PRADO SOMALO, Mar et al. Clinical audit regarding the administration of drugs in a residence for elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative dementias. Gerokomos (Madr., Ed. impr.) [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.1, pp.32-36. ISSN 1134-928X.

The Nursing Staff at the Residencia El Sol noticed there were significant risks associated to the administration of drugs to the residents given their condition of dementia sufferers. This was the starting point for a Clinical Audit whose aims are to determine what kind of incidents take place whilst administering medication and what measures can be implemented in order to minimize their incidence. The study lasted 12 months and has served different purposes such as identifying the residents at a highest risk, determining the most frequent incidents and helping the Nursing Team develop startegies with a view to reduce the number of those incidents in close collaboration with the rest of the staff at the Residencia El Sol.

Palabras clave : Clinical audit; Alzheimer; drug administration; adherence; treatment.

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