Journal Article
Review

Is technology the best medicine? Three practice theoretical perspectives on medication administration technologies in nursing.

Boonen MJ; Vosman FJ; Niemeijer AR.

Technology solutions to enhance safety of medication administration have had mixed results, with unintended consequences diminishing initial enthusiasm for the tools. This review discusses how design and implementation of technology must consider nurses' knowledge, organizational context, and sensitivity to complexity to ensure that technologies augment safe nursing practice.