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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182220
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluating Two Methods of Providing Bedside Medication Verification
Author(s):
Ludwig-Beymer, Patti
Author Details:
Patti Ludwig-Beymer, PhD, RN, CTN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, USA, email: pludwig-beymer@edward.org
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Bedside Medication Verification (BMV) is a complete system that includes hardware, software and operational process reengineering designed to reduce medication errors at the point of administration. A challenging decision in implementing a BMV program is which technology to use: bedside or mobile computers. A 308-bed community hospital, located in the Midwest, implemented mobile computers in the intensive care unit (ICU) and bedside computers in the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). After approval by the Institutional Review Board, this study was conducted to compare the two technologies in terms of safety, ease of use, and satisfaction. The rate of patient and medication scanning was similar for both units. In addition, the rate of near miss error was similar in CICU and ICU. A brief survey was constructed to collect data on ease of use and satisfaction. The survey included forced-choice questions, demographic questions, and open-ended questions. A total of 45 surveys were completed by nurses in CICU and ICU. Differences in perceptions reached statistical significance for one item: the computer used for BMV is always available (CICU=3.4, ICU=2.7, p=.003). Qualitative analysis of open-ended items identified consistent themes. Regardless of setting, nurses liked the safety features of BMV. Both groups of nurses expressed some degree of frustration with the scanning process, indicating that some medications did not scan, the scanning took too long, the batteries were short lasting, and that scanners were unreliable. The results of this study have been used to plan changes in the technology used at the hospital.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluating Two Methods of Providing Bedside Medication Verificationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLudwig-Beymer, Pattien_US
dc.author.detailsPatti Ludwig-Beymer, PhD, RN, CTN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, USA, email: pludwig-beymer@edward.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182220-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Bedside Medication Verification (BMV) is a complete system that includes hardware, software and operational process reengineering designed to reduce medication errors at the point of administration. A challenging decision in implementing a BMV program is which technology to use: bedside or mobile computers. A 308-bed community hospital, located in the Midwest, implemented mobile computers in the intensive care unit (ICU) and bedside computers in the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). After approval by the Institutional Review Board, this study was conducted to compare the two technologies in terms of safety, ease of use, and satisfaction. The rate of patient and medication scanning was similar for both units. In addition, the rate of near miss error was similar in CICU and ICU. A brief survey was constructed to collect data on ease of use and satisfaction. The survey included forced-choice questions, demographic questions, and open-ended questions. A total of 45 surveys were completed by nurses in CICU and ICU. Differences in perceptions reached statistical significance for one item: the computer used for BMV is always available (CICU=3.4, ICU=2.7, p=.003). Qualitative analysis of open-ended items identified consistent themes. Regardless of setting, nurses liked the safety features of BMV. Both groups of nurses expressed some degree of frustration with the scanning process, indicating that some medications did not scan, the scanning took too long, the batteries were short lasting, and that scanners were unreliable. The results of this study have been used to plan changes in the technology used at the hospital.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:14:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:14:28Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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