Journal Article

Evaluating a handheld decision support device in pediatric intensive care settings.

Reynolds TL; DeLucia PR; Esquibel KA; Gage T; Wheeler NJ; Randell JA; Stevenson JG; Zheng K.

This pre–post mixed-methods implementation study examined a handheld decision support tool for nurses performing bedside administration of intravenous medications in intensive care units. Investigators found that though nurses desire decision support, the usability of the tool and fit with the critical care environment were suboptimal, leading to limited use. The authors suggest integrating mobile technology tools into existing infrastructure and developing user-informed implementation strategies.