Importance Of Nursing Informatics
“The direct effect of medication errors on patient safety and quality of care is enormous” (Ross, 2008). Implementation of barcode administration systems is preventing many medications errors. Barcode technology automates the “five rights” by prompting the nurse to scan his or her badge, patient armband to access patient’s medication profile, then the medication to verify the drug, patient, dose, time and route all match (Ross, 2008). Additional features such as prompts such as when pain assessments are due or past due improve documentation. According to Ross (2008), a study done at her 365 bed hospital showed that over 700 medication errors per month were prevented using a barcode administration …show more content…
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