Unformatted text preview: errors has decreased across VA. BCMA allows for real-time documentation at the point of care to improve accuracy and make medication administration data more immediately available for other clinicians. Studies have demonstrated a reduction in nursing time on medication administration activities using BCMA. Nurses are satisfied with BCMA because it is safer for patients, user-friendly, and effective in reducing medication errors. Starting this year in VA, BCMA technology will be expanded to the outpatient setting. Future bar-coding projects include scanning of laboratory specimens and blood administration. All of these expansion projects will continue to make patient care safer and improve the workflow of VA employees....
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- Fall '11
- Nursing, Patient safety, BCMA