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Medication errors cause the most adverse events in a hospital setting In November 1999 the IOM Institute of Medicine released a report called To Err is Human Building a Safer Health System which is an analysis of multiple preventable deaths caused by medical errors in acute settings Early et al 2011 As a result medical error awareness increased and became a national priority in health careThe process of medication administration in an acute inpatient setting involves a collaborative and complex system that includes physicians who order the medications pharmacists who verify and dispense the medications and nursing personnel who administer the medications to the patients Studies have shown that the majority of medical errors occur during the administration process between nurses and patients Work et al 2011 Indications to error may occur because of the failure to accurately verify medication doses and the patients identity Medical administration errors can also be attributed to misidentification of look-alike or sound-alike medications Work et al 2011Hospital organizations have looked to new technological solutions to improve patient safety As a result of several studies barcode scanning technology has been considered a promising way to reduce medical errors due to its sophistication and reliability in assuring that the five rights Poon et al 2011 In light of an increasing mortality rate related to medical error will the compliance of a simple handheld devices reduce medical errors in acute settingsThe traditional paper process of administering drugs involves the nurse manually verifying the dose and the patients identity before the medication is given The barcode eMAR incorporates an additional layer of safety by requiring nurses to scan the barcodes on the patients wristband and on the medication before it is administered Federico 2009 In the article Effect of Bar-Code Technology on the Safety of Medication Administration Poon et al 2011 aN experimental study was conducted with the use of barcode technology in a tertiary care medical center The study investigated the relationships
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