Nurses' Perceptions of Causes of Medication Errors and Barriers to Reporting.
Ulanimo, Virginia M. MS, RN, CCRN; O'Leary-Kelley, Colleen PhD, RN, CCRN; Connolly, Phyllis M. PhD, APRN-BC, CS
Journal of Nursing Care Quality.
22(1):28-33, January/March 2007.
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This study describes nurses' perceptions about medication errors and the effects of physician order entry and barcode medication administration on medication errors. A convenience sample of 61 medical-surgical nurses was surveyed. All nurses surveyed perceived that information technology decreases medication errors. However, medication errors continue to occur despite the availability of sophisticated information technology systems.
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