It was supposed to be one of a series of “measures to improve safety, reliability, patient experience, staff satisfaction and efficiency of medicine management.” Instead, the wearing of red “tabards” by nurses that read “Do Not Disturb” while they distributed medications has proven to be the straw that broke the camel’s back in England. While the “Do Not Disturb” message on the tabards was replaced with a message that reads “Drug Round in Progress,” isn’t the message the same?
Directive Number 99365.23a: “In the Name of Safety, Do Not Bother Me While I Hand Out Medications.”
It seems almost too incredible to believe and yet, this is how it’s playing out now in England’s National Health Service. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Dr. Wes*