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MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; December 9, 2008.
This announcement recalls a particular lot of injectable potassium chloride solution due to incorrect barcode labeling, which could result in medication errors.
Journal Article > Study
Impact of barcode medication administration technology on how nurses spend their time providing patient care.
Poon EG, Keohane CA, Bane A, et al. J Nurs Adm. 2008;38:541-549.
Implementation of a barcode medication administration system was associated with an increase in the time nurses spent in direct patient care and did not increase the amount of time devoted to medication administration. Proper integration of information technology into provider workflow was the subject of a Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert.
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Decisionmaker Brief. AHRQ Publication No: 08-0085, August 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
This document summarizes the experience of numerous AHRQ-funded programs in implementing bar-coded medication administration.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Safety News. Show #58. December 2006.
This video story reviews a high-profile medication error and suggests actions to prevent similar incidents from occurring.
Rockville, MD: United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc.; 2004.
This report provides an analysis of more than 235,000 records submitted by 570 participating facilities to Medmarx and also provides trend analyses for records submitted between 1999 and 2003. The report contains three technology-focused special topics: computer entry, computerized prescriber order entry—analysis performed in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)—and automated dispensing devices.