Medication-error alerts for warfarin orders detected by a bar-code-assisted medication administration system
- Nursing measures for safe administration of medication. Cuirong Xu; Guohong Li; Yingying Xue // Macau Journal of Nursing;2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p32
This article aims at presenting practices and experiences on safe administration of medicine in a hospital, whose nursing department focuses on strengthening nursing management for safe administration of medicine, and establishing effective countermeasures in regard to potential safety hazards...
- DRUG AUTOMATION REDUCES ERRORS: STUDY. // Materials Management in Health Care;Jun2010, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p8
The article states that as per the study published in the "New England Journal of Medicine," in the May 6, 2010 issue, that bar code system usage by the medical administration reduces transcription errors and adverse medication events.
- The importance of trade secrets. Hamer, Susan // Nursing Management - UK;Mar2012, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p11
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- Integrating technology to improve medication administration. Prusch, Amanda E.; Suess, Tina M.; Paoletti, Richard D.; Olin, Stephen T.; Watts, Starann D. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;5/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 9, p835
Purpose. The development, implementation, and evaluation of an i.v. interoperability program to advance medication safety at the bedside are described. Summary. I.V. interoperability integrates intelligent infusion devices (IIDs), the barcode-assisted medication administration system, and the...
- Initiative reduces number of missed drug doses by a third. // Nursing Standard;4/13/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 32, p9
The article reports on a nurse-led initiative which reduced the number of missed medication doses on six hospital wards in Great Britain by one third.
- Specimen labeling still a major risk for ID errors and huge liability. // Healthcare Risk Management;Jul2011, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p73
The article discusses patient identification (ID) errors with a specific focus on specimen labeling, a major risk for misidentification, and its implications on patient safety and liability while highlighting the role of bar code technology to curb the chance of such errors.
- Eliminate Mislabeled Specimens, Even in the Emergency Department. Miller, Sandra // Clinical Leadership & Management Review;2012 Q4, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p18
The article talks about elimination of mislabeled laboratory specimens as part of the process improvement even in hospital emergency department. Topics discussed include the financial costs and human suffering associated with medical errors in emergency rooms, life-threatening diagnostic error,...
- Bar Coding: The Forgotten Technology. Scalise, Dagmara // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2002, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p16
Reports on the decline in the use of bar coding and scanning technology for medication safety in the U.S. as of April 2002. Percentage of hospitals that use bar coding; Factor responsible for the decline in the use of the technology; Composition of an automated medication system; Advantages of...
- FDA to develop rules for mandatory bar-code labels. Thompson, Cheryl A. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;1/15/2002, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p107
Reports on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's plan to develop a proposal to require a bar code on the label of all drug and biological products for human use. Information contained in the bar code; Secretary of Health and Human Services' efforts to reduce medical errors.
- Bar-code rules win support; reporting proposal, concern. Zwillich, Todd // Drug Topics;4/7/2003, Vol. 147 Issue 7, p40
Discusses the U.S. government's proposal of regulations to require bar codes on all hospital-dispensed medications and more detailed reports of severe adverse events from drug manufacturers. Strategy to cut the number of medical errors and adverse events in the U.S. health system; Requirement...