A medical-surgical unit is implementing a floor stock system for medications. Which of the following is an advantage of a floor stock system?

Administer new medications orders more quickly

Explanation

•With a floor stock system, the nurse has immediate access to medications and can administer new medication orders more quickly, rather than waiting for delivery from pharmacy.

•Incorrect options: The floor stock system does not provide pharmacist input more quickly, nor does it reduce errors from calculations, transcriptions, or telephone orders.

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