"Nurses Don't Hate Change" -- survey of nurses in a neonatal intensive care unit regarding the implementation, use and effectiveness of a bar code medication administration system.

@article{Morriss2009NursesDH,
  title={"Nurses Don't Hate Change" -- survey of nurses in a neonatal intensive care unit regarding the implementation, use and effectiveness of a bar code medication administration system.},
  author={Frank H. Morriss and Paul W. Abramowitz and Lee Carmen and Anne Baber Wallis},
  journal={Healthcare quarterly},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 Spec No Patient},
  pages={
          135-40
        }
}
A bar code medication administration (BCMA) system reduced preventable adverse drug events (ADEs) by 47% in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). However, it is often expected that providers will not welcome technological change. Two years after BCMA system implementation, we studied the perceptions of nurses in our NICU to better understand their opinions about patient safety, use, acceptance and occupational effects of the new technology. Forty-six nurses (median age < 30 years) completed… CONTINUE READING

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