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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e318274b545

Bar-code Verification: Reducing but not Eliminating Medication Errors

Henneman, Philip L. MD; Marquard, Jenna L. PhD; Fisher, Donald L. PhD; Bleil, Justin BS; Walsh, Brendan BS; Henneman, Justin P. MS; Blank, Fidela S. MS, RN; Higgins, Ann Marie RN; Nathanson, Brian H. PhD; Henneman, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN

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Using observation, eye tracking, and clinical simulation with embedded errors, we studied the impact of bar-code verification on error identification and recovery during medication administration. Data supported that bar-code verification may reduce but does not eliminate patient identification (ID) and medication errors during clinical simulation of medication administration.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.



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