The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
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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.