Bar-code verification: Reducing but not eliminating medication errors
Using observation, eye tracking, and clinical simulation with embedded errors, we studied the impact of bar-code verification on error identification and recovery during medication administration. Data supported that bar-code verification may reduce but does not eliminate patient identification (ID) and medication errors during clinical simulation of medication administration.
Henneman PL, Marquard JL, Fisher DL, Bleil J, Walsh B, Henneman JP, Blank FS, Higgins AM, Nathanson BH, Henneman EA. Bar-code verification: Reducing but not eliminating medication errors J Nurs Admin 2012 Dec;42(12):562-6.