Do More with Less—Using ally, the nurse quickly performs necessary medication math. In the process, she has also verified the safety of the ordered dose, performed the accurate calculation of the required volume and become aware of any critical drug information prior to administration.
Extend the Reach of the Pharmacy—ally extends the reach of pharmacists to the point of care. Via the system’s data manager utility, pharmacists communicate critical dose range parameters and medication-specific alerts to nurses. For example, a pharmacy may include the following alert for Fentanyl orders: “Give SLOWLY over 3-5 minutes. REVERSE with Narcan (Naloxone).”
Automate Documentation—Calculation errors are rarely documented. The current standard of care is to document the physician’s order and not the precise volume administered. When a calculation error is made, the nurse may be unaware of the error and the MAR will show that the physician-ordered dose was given, even though the volume may have been inaccurate. ally provides an electronic record of the often omitted information by tracking the nurse’s input and the calculated dose volume.
Comply with Safety Standards—ally helps nurses meet Joint Commission Medication Management Standards. The system ensures that all medication orders are reviewed for appropriateness of the drug, dose, frequency and route of administration and that all persons who prepare medications perform the required double-check calculations to ensure accuracy.