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J Nurs Care Qual. 2012 Oct-Dec;27(4):288-98. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31825a8db3.

Comparing portable computers with bedside computers when administering medications using bedside medication verification.

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Edward Hospital and Health Services, Naperville, IL 60565, USA.


This research examined bedside medication verification administration in 2 adult critical care units, using portable computers and permanent bedside computers. There were no differences in the number of near-miss errors, the time to administer the medications, or nurse perception of ease of medication administration, care of patients, or reliability of technology. The percentage of medications scanned was significantly higher with the use of permanent bedside computers, and nurses using permanent bedside computers were more likely to agree that the computer was always available.

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