Hospitals, health care systems, and employees all aim to provide the safest and highest quality of care possible, but the number of medication errors continues to increase each year. Multiple technologies are available that provide a valuable tool for improving the safety of medication administration, such as electronic Medication Administration Reports, bar-code-assisted medication administration (BCMA), and computerized physician order entry (CPOE).
The purpose of this project was to determine the effectiveness of BCMA and CPOE technology in a U.S. hospital. Data were collected for 9 months from the quality control department of the organization. Pre- and post-BCMA and CPOE data analysis was conducted to evaluate the trend in medication error rates. There was a statistically significant decrease in the errors recorded after the successful implementation of the technology.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Bar-code-assisted medication administration, Computerized physician order entry, Hospital, Medication errors, Nursing, Technology|
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