Title

An evaluation process for an electronic bar code medication administration information system in an acute care unit

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

9-1-2009

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Urologic nursing

NLM Title Abbreviation

Urol Nurs

PubMed ID

19863043

Abstract

The purpose of this case study is to present an evaluation process and recommendations for addressing the gaps found with the implementation of a new bar code medication administration (BCMA) technology in a busy acute care hospital unit. The case study analyzes workflow procedures associated with administration of medications in an inpatient labor and delivery care unit before and one year after implementation of BCMA technology. The comparison reveals a twofold increase in workflow procedures for nursing staff because of the new technology. System gaps are identified from a nursing user's perspective, and recommendations are offered to close those gaps.

Keywords

Acute Disease, Automatic Data Processing/organization & administration, Evaluation Studies as Topic, Hospital Units, Humans, Medication Systems, Hospital/organization & administration

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Urologic nursing, 29:5 (2009) pp.355-67, 391; quiz 368.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/934