NURS FPX 4040 Assessment 3 Annotated Bibliography on Technology in Nursing
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Annotated Bibliography on Technology in Nursing

NURS FPX 4040 Assessment 3 Annotated Bibliography on Technology in Nursing

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NURS-FPX 4040 Managing Health Information and Technology

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Annotated Bibliography on Technology in Healthcare

The role of technology in healthcare has shaped our views about patient care, healthcare management, innovation, and quality of care. The main goal of technological advancements is to maintain and enhance current practices, minimize the workload of healthcare providers, and improve the quality of care by decreasing human errors. Electronic Medication Administration (EMAR) with Bar-code medication administration (BCMA) is one of the healthcare technologies beneficial for improving healthcare quality. I have chosen this technology because of its relation to my primary responsibility as a nurse – administering medications. EMAR with barcoding is useful in my organization as it will help me and my colleagues for effective management of medications, reduction of workload, and improvement in our medication practices.

Nurses’ Role in Medication Administration

Nurses are primarily responsible for medication administration on which they spend about 40% of their shift time (Wondmieneh et al., 2020). Thus, it is essential to have impactful technological advancements so that effective care is provided and nurses are relieved of their burden as well. Data from a study reveals that around 35% of incidences are near-miss for medication errors while 65% are actual errors reported in the year 2016. The introduction of EMAR with BCMA was identified to be the best intervention for medication safety (Naidu & Alicia, 2019).

Annotated Bibliography

Naidu, M., & Alicia, Y. L. (2019). Impact of bar-code medication administration and electronic medication administration record system in clinical practice for an effective medication administration process. Health, 11(05), 511–526.
This annotated literature review by authors focused on finding outcomes of using BCMA and EMAR, clinical practices, and hospital policies that may impact nurses for administering medications. The authors concluded that to improve medication practices and reduce medication errors, the use of electronic medication administration and barcoding technology is recommended in various literature.

Patients’ Safety and Quality Care

According to the article, EMARs are effective if used along with BCMA which helps in reducing medication errors (misunderstood orders, delayed administration, or wrong administration). The implementation of the BCMA system reduces these errors, consequently reducing costs associated with these errors which ultimately helps in improving patients’ safety.

Nursing Practices and Interdisciplinary Team

This article is relevant for nursing practices as it helps nurses to enhance their knowledge, improve their practices, and provide quality care to patients. Moreover, it is relevant for the interdisciplinary team because to bring an effective change in the organization team members need to work together and fulfill their assigned duties which will help the organization embrace the change and gain a reputation.

Macias, M., Bernabeu-Andreu, F., Arribas, I., Navarro, F., & Baldominos, G. (2018). Impact of a barcode medication administration system on patient safety. Oncology Nursing Forum, 45(1).

This article conducted a pre/post-intervention study that focuses on the impact of barcode medication administration in the oncology unit. It is identified by research that most medication administration errors (MAEs) occur while administering chemotherapy agents (0.04%- 18.8%). This study recommends BCMA because it is useful for nurses to adequately follow the five rights of medication.

Patients’ Safety and Quality Care

Since cancers are already harmful to patients, improving medication safety in these patients can help in enhancing patients’ safety. Moreover, the study identifies that the implementation of BCMA does not increase their length of stay which ultimately improves patients’ safety from other hospital-acquired infections.

Nursing Practices and Interdisciplinary Team

The BCMA system is useful for nurses as it helps them to check the five rights of medication without manually assessing it. Moreover, barcoding systems improve chemotherapy administration which is an important part of nursing practices and helps nurses to give extra time to other tasks as well.

Moore, E. C., Tolley, C. L., Bates, D. W., & Slight, S. P. (2020). A systematic review of the impact of Health Information Technology on Nurses’ Time. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 27(5), 798–807.

This article is a systematic review where authors followed PRISMA guidelines and researched using 6 big databases. The purpose of the review was to find how different healthcare technologies can impact nurses’ time. The focus of this bibliography will be on electronic medication administration and barcoding systems.

Patients’ Safety and Quality Care

This study highlights that improving nurses’ efficiency by reducing their time engaged in specific tasks can lead to patients’ safety. Nurses spending more time on direct care are more likely to identify safety issues and address them effectively.

Nursing Practices and Interdisciplinary Team

This article is relevant to nurses as the time saved by healthcare technologies can be used for various other activities that nurses may delay or omit during their practices. For example hygiene care of patients. Interprofessional teams can benefit from time reduction by developing effective communication practices which will help them in providing quality care to their patients.

Williams, R., Aldakhil, R., Blandford, A., & Jani, Y. (2021). Interdisciplinary systematic review: Does alignment between system and design shape adoption and use of Barcode Medication administration technology? BMJ Open, 11(7).

For this article, a computerized systematic review was done from four databases. This article revolves around the examination of human factors which influence the use of medication administration safety technologies like BCMA and also highlights the concerns of design and application which can be improved.

Patients’ Safety and Quality Care

Although this article doesn’t directly cover patients’ safety, nurses’ compliance and acceptance of the new technologies will help in reducing errors that are harmful to patients ultimately impairing patients’ safety.

Nursing Practices and Interdisciplinary Team

The implication of this article for nurses and other interdisciplinary team members is to identify the perceptions of users before the implementation of technologies so that technologies can be designed accordingly.

Summary of Recommendations

The key learning from the articles above are:

  1. Technological advancements are important in healthcare settings.
  2. In terms of medication safety, electronic medication administration through barcoding is advisable for healthcare organizations but it is essential to overcome the limitations of design and training before execution.
  3. BCMA and EMAR are beneficial for nurses to administer medication with standard practices so that patients’ safety is maintained and quality care is provided.
  4. For successful implementation, an interdisciplinary team is required to work together effectively considering their roles and responsibilities.

Various organizational factors influence the selection and implementation of technologies in healthcare settings. The most important factors are that technologies must be culturally appropriate in the context of the society in which the organization works. For example, the outcomes of any technology shouldn’t hurt any individual’s cultural perspectives. Secondly, it should improve patient satisfaction by providing quality health outcomes and employees should feel empowered by using the technologies rather than demotivated or discouraged. Moreover, organizations need to develop training programs for the successful implementation of the technology.

NURS FPX 4040 Assessment 3 Annotated Bibliography on Technology in Nursing

The implementation of EMAR and BCMA can be justified by certain points from the resources. Naidu and Alicia identified in their article that medication administration is a complex process that justifies the need for technology to overcome the challenges. They further revealed the results of a pilot project which should that with the support of the project team, nurses were able to confidently use the system

, and medication errors were reduced as well (Naidu & Alicia, 2019). Another article that emphasized nurses’ efficiency in following medication rights through BCMA justifies the productivity of nurses and hence improves patient safety and satisfaction (Macias et al., 2018). In conclusion, technologies play an essential role in a healthcare setting if implemented successfully and accepted by healthcare professionals which ultimately results in patients’ safety and improved quality care.

References

Macias, M., Bernabeu-Andreu, F., Arribas, I., Navarro, F., & Baldominos, G. (2018). Impact of a barcode medication administration system on patient safety. Oncology Nursing Forum, 45(1). https://doi.org/10.1188/18.onf.e1-e13

Moore, E. C., Tolley, C. L., Bates, D. W., & Slight, S. P. (2020). A systematic review of the impact of health information technology on nurses’ time. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 27(5), 798–807. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocz231

Naidu, M., & Alicia, Y. L. (2019). Impact of bar-code medication administration and electronic medication administration record system in clinical practice for an effective medication administration process. Health, 11(05), 511–526. https://doi.org/10.4236/health.2019.115044

NURS FPX 4040 Assessment 3 Annotated Bibliography on Technology in Nursing

Williams, R., Aldakhil, R., Blandford, A., & Jani, Y. (2021). Interdisciplinary systematic review: Does alignment between system and design shape adoption and use of barcode medication administration technology? BMJ Open, 11(7). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044419

Wondmieneh, A., Alemu, W., Tadele, N., & Demis, A. (2020). Medication administration errors and contributing factors among nurses: A cross-sectional study in tertiary hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. BMC Nursing, 19(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-020-0397-0