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Evaluation of nurse interaction with bar code medication administration technology in the work environment.

Carayon P, Wetterneck TB, Hundt AS, et al. Evaluation of Nurse Interaction With Bar Code Medication Administration Technology in the Work Environment. J Patient Saf. 2008;3(1):34-42. doi:10.1097/pts.0b013e3180319de7.

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March 28, 2007
Carayon P, Wetterneck TB, Hundt AS, et al. J Patient Saf. 2008;3(1):34-42.

In this AHRQ-funded study, the investigators found large variability in how nurses used a barcode medication administration system. They conclude that directly observing human interaction with technology may be valuable in identifying opportunities for improvement.

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Carayon P, Wetterneck TB, Hundt AS, et al. Evaluation of Nurse Interaction With Bar Code Medication Administration Technology in the Work Environment. J Patient Saf. 2008;3(1):34-42. doi:10.1097/pts.0b013e3180319de7.