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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156801
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Perceptions of Bar-Coding Technology for Children
Abstract:
Nurses' Perceptions of Bar-Coding Technology for Children
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Topps, Cheryl, ARNP, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Miami Children's Hospital
Title:Nursing Information Specialist
Co-Authors:Michelle L. Franco, MSN, ARNP; Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN; Jacqueline Gonzalez, MSN, ARNP, CNAA; Lourdes Lopez, BSN
The objective of Bar-Coding Technology (BCT)"Scan for Safety" is to enhance patient care and prevent medication errors (Chapman, 2001). The IOM To Err is Human (1999) states medication-related errors occur during administration (34%) and prescribing (56%); 70% medication errors preventable. Pediatric medications are generally dosed on weight, requiring dose calculation, high problem-prone area and significant medication errors. On 11/02 MCH launched "Scan for Safety" featuring work stations with BCT readers. Nurses scan badges, patients'ID bands and labels, verify "five rights" and check look-alike, sound-alike meds prior administration. Survey research design-King's perception served as framework for BCT survey; 6 demographic, 8 perception items on scale 1-5 and 3 open-ended. Content validity established. The population included 550 nurses, 25 pharmacists and 25 respiratory therapists Of 600 surveys, 188 (31%) returned. Methods- Surveys readministered post BCT; 25% returned. Findings- M-36 yrs, M yrs @ MCH- 8.55 M yrs practice-10.91 Q1 Effect BCT on med errors M 3.14/2.98 Q7 increased patient satisfaction M+3.4/3.1; signficant (t=0.35) Themes pre-meds given timely,less error, time and safety increased, more reported errors but less errors administering actual meds (near misses). Post fewer med errors, smoother administration but more time spent on meds taking time away from patients. Discussion-Pre-post increase in awareness-self reporting "near misses". Conclusion Pre apprehension and fear of BCT; post-staff indicated BCT easy to learn while increasing safety and efficiency, reducing errors. Implications- BCT add a new dimension of reporting "near misses" and saving lives.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses' Perceptions of Bar-Coding Technology for Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156801-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses' Perceptions of Bar-Coding Technology for Children</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Topps, Cheryl, ARNP, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Miami Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Information Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cheryl.topps@mch.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Michelle L. Franco, MSN, ARNP; Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN; Jacqueline Gonzalez, MSN, ARNP, CNAA; Lourdes Lopez, BSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The objective of Bar-Coding Technology (BCT)&quot;Scan for Safety&quot; is to enhance patient care and prevent medication errors (Chapman, 2001). The IOM To Err is Human (1999) states medication-related errors occur during administration (34%) and prescribing (56%); 70% medication errors preventable. Pediatric medications are generally dosed on weight, requiring dose calculation, high problem-prone area and significant medication errors. On 11/02 MCH launched &quot;Scan for Safety&quot; featuring work stations with BCT readers. Nurses scan badges, patients'ID bands and labels, verify &quot;five rights&quot; and check look-alike, sound-alike meds prior administration. Survey research design-King's perception served as framework for BCT survey; 6 demographic, 8 perception items on scale 1-5 and 3 open-ended. Content validity established. The population included 550 nurses, 25 pharmacists and 25 respiratory therapists Of 600 surveys, 188 (31%) returned. Methods- Surveys readministered post BCT; 25% returned. Findings- M-36 yrs, M yrs @ MCH- 8.55 M yrs practice-10.91 Q1 Effect BCT on med errors M 3.14/2.98 Q7 increased patient satisfaction M+3.4/3.1; signficant (t=0.35) Themes pre-meds given timely,less error, time and safety increased, more reported errors but less errors administering actual meds (near misses). Post fewer med errors, smoother administration but more time spent on meds taking time away from patients. Discussion-Pre-post increase in awareness-self reporting &quot;near misses&quot;. Conclusion Pre apprehension and fear of BCT; post-staff indicated BCT easy to learn while increasing safety and efficiency, reducing errors. Implications- BCT add a new dimension of reporting &quot;near misses&quot; and saving lives.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:09:04Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:09:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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