The Impact of Barcode Medication Administration Workarounds on Medication Safety

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601662
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
The Impact of Barcode Medication Administration Workarounds on Medication Safety
Author(s):
Truitt, Tiffany Ann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Epsilon
Author Details:
Tiffany Ann Truitt, RN, tiffany.truitt@knights.ucf.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Abstract Barcode medication administration (BCMA) is designed to intercept medication errors that may occur during the administration stage of the medication process. BCMA is an advanced technology that ensures: verification of the five rights of medication administration, real-time documentation of medication administration, and compliance with hospital policies and procedures. BCMA enhances efficiency and accuracy of medication administration; however, when BCMA design does not reflect nursing practice, blocks in workflow occur. These blocks require nurses to problem solve in order to complete medication administration tasks in a timely manner. Therefore, an extensive review of the literature was performed to investigate the impact of such workarounds compared to properly performed barcode medication administration on medication safety. Five studies were retrieved and the research findings for each study were synthesized to provide evidence for answering this question. The conclusion drawn from the research findings is that workarounds do impact medication safety. When a workaround is used the verification of one or more of the five rights of medication administration is bypassed, impacting medication safety by putting the patient at a significant risk for an unintended medication error occurring. Therefore, it is imperative that nurse educators are aware and assist in providing on-going education and assessment, while advocating for further research to study the effect of barcode medication administration workarounds on medication safety.
Keywords:
barcode medication administration; workarounds; medication errors
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST421
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleThe Impact of Barcode Medication Administration Workarounds on Medication Safetyen
dc.contributor.authorTruitt, Tiffany Annen
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsTiffany Ann Truitt, RN, tiffany.truitt@knights.ucf.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601662-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Abstract Barcode medication administration (BCMA) is designed to intercept medication errors that may occur during the administration stage of the medication process. BCMA is an advanced technology that ensures: verification of the five rights of medication administration, real-time documentation of medication administration, and compliance with hospital policies and procedures. BCMA enhances efficiency and accuracy of medication administration; however, when BCMA design does not reflect nursing practice, blocks in workflow occur. These blocks require nurses to problem solve in order to complete medication administration tasks in a timely manner. Therefore, an extensive review of the literature was performed to investigate the impact of such workarounds compared to properly performed barcode medication administration on medication safety. Five studies were retrieved and the research findings for each study were synthesized to provide evidence for answering this question. The conclusion drawn from the research findings is that workarounds do impact medication safety. When a workaround is used the verification of one or more of the five rights of medication administration is bypassed, impacting medication safety by putting the patient at a significant risk for an unintended medication error occurring. Therefore, it is imperative that nurse educators are aware and assist in providing on-going education and assessment, while advocating for further research to study the effect of barcode medication administration workarounds on medication safety.en
dc.subjectbarcode medication administrationen
dc.subjectworkaroundsen
dc.subjectmedication errorsen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:52:06Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:52:06Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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