Examining the literature around a set of competencies for nurses as users of health information technology in medication delivery, this commentary highlights the role of a nurse as barcode medication administration coordinator to help provide training in the use of necessary hardware and software, reduce workarounds that can hinder the effectiveness of health information technology, and address other problems and unintended consequences related to technologic innovations. You are invited to the new PSNet Website. Find Our Content Faster. Cleaner Look. More Space. Try the newly designed PSNet website!
Nurse Case Study: Medication Administration Error and Failure to Monitor
How informatics nurses use bar code technology to reduce medication errors. | PSNet
This case study involves a nurse working in an intensive care unit. Allegations included failure to monitor, failure to utilize the nursing chain of command, and medication administration error. Note: There were multiple co-defendants in this claim who are not discussed in this scenario. She complained of generalized body ache and had a fever of
How informatics nurses use bar code technology to reduce medication errors.
Speak now. There are some people who would like to work in the medical field. They know that their job, no matter what it is, will require them to be precise and accurate. If they would need to administer medications at a certain time, they have to make sure that they will be able to do it within the time frame. If not, it may cause some serious repercussions with the patients.