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Creating a culture of safety around bar-code medication administration: an evidence-based evaluation framework.

Kelly K, Harrington L, Matos P, et al. Creating a Culture of Safety Around Bar-Code Medication Administration: An Evidence-Based Evaluation Framework. J Nurs Adm. 2016;46(1):30-7. doi:10.1097/NNA.0000000000000290.

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January 20, 2016
Kelly K, Harrington L, Matos P, et al. J Nurs Adm. 2016;46:30-7.

Successful barcode medication administration implementation can reduce unintended consequences and workarounds related to poor system design. This commentary discusses an evaluation process that engages hospital leaders and frontline nurses in reviewing evidence, assessing practice, improving performance, and modifying processes to enhance the safety of barcoded medication use.

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Kelly K, Harrington L, Matos P, et al. Creating a Culture of Safety Around Bar-Code Medication Administration: An Evidence-Based Evaluation Framework. J Nurs Adm. 2016;46(1):30-7. doi:10.1097/NNA.0000000000000290.