PROFESSIONAL GROWTH: Playing it safe with bar code medication administration
Sharon LaDuke RN, BS

May 2009 
Volume 39  Number 5
Pages 32 - 34
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LaDuke, Sharon RN, BS 

DESIGNED AND USED CORRECTLY, bar code medication administration (BCMA) technologies can improve patient safety by reducing errors. But they offer this benefit only if clinicians use them properly. Taking shortcuts or creating workarounds to save time or “fix” frustrating glitches in the system isn't only unsafe for patients, but may also expose you to serious legal consequences. In this article, I'll ...

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