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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. October 19, 2017;22:1-3.
Barcodes can both enhance and degrade the medication administration process. This newsletter article provides examples of problems associated with the use of barcode labels and recommends strategies to reduce risks.
Maximize benefits of IV workflow management systems by addressing workarounds and errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 7, 2017;22:1-4.
Factors associated with barcode medication administration technology that contribute to patient safety: an integrative review.
Strudwick G, Reisdorfer E, Warnock C, et al. J Nurs Care Qual. 2017 Jun 27; [Epub ahead of print].
The effects of bar-coding technology on medication errors: a systematic literature review.
Hutton K, Ding Q, Wellman G. J Patient Saf. 2017 Feb 24; [Epub ahead of print].
Provider risk factors for medication administration error alerts: analyses of a large-scale closed-loop medication administration system using RFID and barcode.
Hwang Y, Yoon D, Ahn EK, Hwang H, Park RW. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016;25:1387-1396.
The role of radio frequency detection system embedded surgical sponges in preventing retained surgical sponges: a prospective evaluation in patients undergoing emergency surgery.
Inaba K, Okoye O, Aksoy H, et al. Ann Surg. 2016;264:599-604.
Effect of the implementation of barcode technology and an electronic medication administration record on adverse drug events.
Truitt E, Thompson R, Blazey-Martin D, NiSai D, Salem D. Hosp Pharm. 2016;51:474-483.
Comparison of barcode scanning by pharmacy technicians and pharmacists' visual checks for final product verification.
Wang BN, Brummond P, Stevenson JG. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016;73:69-75.
Creating a culture of safety around bar-code medication administration: an evidence-based evaluation framework.
Kelly K, Harrington L, Matos P, Turner B, Johnson C. J Nurs Adm. 2016;46:30-37.
Comparison of medication safety systems in critical access hospitals: combined analysis of two studies.
Cochran GL, Barrett RS, Horn SD. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016;73:1167-1173.
Patient Safety Supplement.
Middleton J, ed. Nursing Times and Health Service Journal. July 2015:s1-s20.
Preparing challenging medications for barcode scanning.
Waxlax TJ. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015;72:1089-1090.
A safe practice standard for barcode technology.
Leung AA, Denham CR, Gandhi TK, et al. J Patient Saf. 2015;11:89-99.
Using Lean "automation with a human touch" to improve medication safety: a step closer to the "perfect dose."
Ching JM, Williams BL, Idemoto LM, Blackmore CC. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:341-350.
Comparison of medication safety effectiveness among nine critical access hospitals.
Cochran GL, Haynatzki G. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2013;70:2218-2224.
Medication administration errors for older people in long-term residential care.
Szczepura A, Wild D, Nelson S. BMC Geriatr. 2011;11:82.
Effectiveness of a radiofrequency detection system as an adjunct to manual counting protocols for tracking surgical sponges: a prospective trial of 2,285 patients.
Rupp CC, Kagarise MJ, Nelson SM, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;215:524-533.
Implementing a safe and reliable process for medication administration.
Richardson B, Bromirski B, Hayden A. Clin Nurse Spec. 2012;26:169-176.
ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings: dispensing and administration—2011.
Pedersen CA, Schneider PJ, Scheckelhoff DJ. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2012;69:768-785.
A systematic review of patient tracking systems for use in the pediatric emergency department.
Dobson I, Doan Q, Hung G. J Emerg Med. 2013;44:242-248.
Multimodal system designed to reduce errors in recording and administration of drugs in anaesthesia: prospective randomised clinical evaluation.
Merry AF, Webster CS, Hannam J, et al. BMJ. 2011;343:d5543.
Prevalence of medication administration errors in two medical units with automated prescription and dispensing.
Rodriguez-Gonzalez CG, Herranz-Alonso A, Martin-Barbero ML, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012;19:72-78.
Design for reliability: barcoded medication administration.
Hayden AC, Lanoue ET, Still CJ. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. July/August 2011;8:12-20.
Scanner beep only means the barcode has been scanned.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 30, 2011;16:1-2.
ASHP statement on bar-code verification during inventory, preparation, and dispensing of medications.
Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011;68:442-445.
Medication-error alerts for warfarin orders detected by a bar-code-assisted medication administration system.
Fitzhenry F, Doran J, Lobo B, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011;68:434-441.
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