Impact of barcode medication administration technology on how nurses spend their time on clinical care.
In a time-motion study conducted in a hospital that recently implemented barcode medication administration (BCMA) technology, we found that the BCMA system did not increase the amount of time nurses spend on medication administration activities, and did not compromise the amount of time nurses spent on direct care of patients. Our results should allay concerns regarding the impact of BCMA on nursing workflow.
Poon, EG; Keohane, C; Featherstone, E; Hays, B; Dervan, A; Woolf, S; Hayes, J; Bane, A; Newmark, L; Gandhi, TK
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