Accession Number:

ADA434082

Title:

Obseving Nurse Interaction With Infusion Pump Technologies

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY ROCKVILLE MD

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

In this paper, we describe the use of observational methods to assess the interaction between nurses and medication administration technologies. The observations were conducted to examine the use of point-of-care bar code technology and pre- and post-implementation of intravenous IV pumps with medication delivery software to prevent programming errors known as Safe Medication Administration through Technologies and Human Factors or SMArtHF or Smart IV pumps. A total of 62 observations were conducted for the bar code technology, 52 observations were conducted pre-implementation of the Smart IV pumps, and 63 observations post-implementation of the Smart IV pumps. We describe the procedures used to collect data, and we present preliminary observation data analysis on the physical environment and the sequence of steps used in the medication administration process under three technological conditions bar code technology, IV pump technology before implementation of Smart IV pump, and Smart IV pump technology after implementation of Smart IV pump.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE