Improving the medication administration process: The impact of point of care bar code medication scanning technology
- At: 2004 FIP Congress in New Orleans (USA)
- Type: Presentation
- By: ROUGH, Steve (University of Wisconsin Hospital, Pharmacy, Madison, WI, United States of America)
Over 30% of preventable adverse drug events occur at the administration phase of the medication use process. The use of bar code technology can improve the accuracy of medication administration and documentation resulting in safer patient care. In December of 2001, the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics implemented a handheld wireless.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.