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The effect of implementing bar-code medication administration in an emergency department on medication administration errors and nursing satisfaction.

Owens K, Palmore M, Penoyer D, et al. The effect of implementing bar-code medication administration in an emergency department on medication administration errors and nursing satisfaction. J Emerg Nurs. Epub 2020 Sept 1. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2020.07.004

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October 21, 2020
Owens K, Palmore M, Penoyer D, et al. J Emerg Nurs. 2020;46(6):884-891.

Barcoding of medications is one approach to improving medication administration safety. In this study, direct observation was used to compare medication error rates and nursing satisfaction before and after implementation of bar-code medication administration in a community hospital emergency department. Three months after its implementation, the medication administration error rate significantly decreased by 74.2% and nursing satisfaction increased.  

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Owens K, Palmore M, Penoyer D, et al. The effect of implementing bar-code medication administration in an emergency department on medication administration errors and nursing satisfaction. J Emerg Nurs. Epub 2020 Sept 1. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2020.07.004

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