Adopting and Adapting to Medication Bar Coding: Nurses Perception of the Influence of Information Technology on Practice

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147207
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Presentation
Title:
Adopting and Adapting to Medication Bar Coding: Nurses Perception of the Influence of Information Technology on Practice
Abstract:
Adopting and Adapting to Medication Bar Coding: Nurses Perception of the Influence of Information Technology on Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Owen, Kathryn, RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:The Children's Memorial Hospital
Title:Application Coordinator-Epic Orders
[Scientific session research presentation] Nurses are currently confronted with information technology in many forms, from the monitoring of patients to the documentation of nursing care; these technologies are becoming a part of the daily routine of nurses worldwide. This study addressed the efficiency of a medication bar coding system and nurses' perceptions of information technology as it relates to nursing practice in a large tertiary Magnet pediatric hospital utilizing the Neuman Systems Model as a conceptual framework. A quasi-experimental pre- post test design was utilized to structure phase one of the study while phase two, which commenced six months following completion of the first phase employed focus groups and qualitative methodology. Phase I measured the paper process of delivering medications utilizing the five rights of medication delivery, and delivery & documentation of a medication after medication bar coding was instituted. Phase II encompassed focus groups to discuss the impact of information technology on practice. A demographic questionnaire was administered to all of the participants in order to obtain information on age, sex, years in nursing, years in the institution, whether they own a computer, and perceived computer literacy. A paired T-Test analyzing the pre-time and post-time of medication bar coding showed a significant correlation (p = .000) between pre-and post-test times with a mean time difference of 1.2 seconds which was not statistically significant. This time difference is negligible when considering the safety benefits of bar coding technology. The major finding in Phase II indicated that information technology has had a positive influence on practice for the nurses in the focus group. The participants stated that information technology was crucial to their role and they could not imagine working without it.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdopting and Adapting to Medication Bar Coding: Nurses Perception of the Influence of Information Technology on Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147207-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adopting and Adapting to Medication Bar Coding: Nurses Perception of the Influence of Information Technology on Practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Owen, Kathryn, RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Children's Memorial Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Application Coordinator-Epic Orders</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kowen@childrensmemorial.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Nurses are currently confronted with information technology in many forms, from the monitoring of patients to the documentation of nursing care; these technologies are becoming a part of the daily routine of nurses worldwide. This study addressed the efficiency of a medication bar coding system and nurses' perceptions of information technology as it relates to nursing practice in a large tertiary Magnet pediatric hospital utilizing the Neuman Systems Model as a conceptual framework.&nbsp;A quasi-experimental pre- post test design was utilized to structure phase one of the study while phase two, which commenced six months following completion of the first phase employed focus groups and qualitative methodology. Phase I measured the paper process of delivering medications utilizing the five rights of medication delivery, and delivery &amp; documentation of a medication after medication bar coding was instituted.&nbsp;Phase II encompassed focus groups to discuss the impact of information technology on practice. A demographic questionnaire was administered to all of the participants in order to obtain information on age, sex, years in nursing, years in the institution, whether they own a computer, and perceived computer literacy.&nbsp;A paired T-Test analyzing the pre-time and post-time of medication bar coding showed a significant correlation (p = .000) between pre-and post-test times with a mean time difference of 1.2 seconds which was not statistically significant. This time difference is negligible when considering the safety benefits of bar coding technology. The major finding in Phase II indicated that information technology has had a positive influence on practice for the nurses in the focus group. The participants stated that information technology was crucial to their role and they could not imagine working without it.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:30:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:30:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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