Medication errors are a major cause of harm to patients in health care settings and reducing medication errors is a main concern in today's healthcare setting. Nurses are the main professionals involved in administering medications and administration is the part of the medication process with the least safeguards in place. Information technology, especially handheld technology (PDAs) used by nursing students can provide access to information to safely calculate medications. This evidence-based pilot project was conducted to determine if nursing students could calculate medications in a case study with greater speed and accuracy using a PDA compared to students using textbooks and a calculator.The sample for this study consisted of eighty- seven junior and senior undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students in a ... The instrument used was a case study involving three drug calculation questions and three clinical decision makinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Use of Handheld Technology (PDA) and Reduction in Medication Errors: An Evidence-based Pilot Project|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|