Evidence-Based Information Technology That Promotes Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes
1. Culture of safety: Think about the different types of patient care technologies such as Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), Bar-code Medication Administration (BCMA), and Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADC), Identify at least three aspects of your culture that need to be changed with regard to how healthcare providers use these technologies to promote patient safety and to meet ”meaningful use” criteria. For example, does your organization deal with ”workarounds” or copying and pasting or overriding settings on a smart pump, to name a few.
2. Why do you think the nurses/healthcare providers choose risk taking behavior over behavior that conforms to a culture of safety?
3. Describe how organization defines a culture of safety, addressing the key features of a safety culture identified by the AHRQ and the IOM report (Overview). Based on organization’s approach to a culture of safety, what steps have they taken to prevent nurses and other healthcare providers from choosing risk taking behaviors when working with patient care technologies?
4. Next, find a current scholarly or research article (5 years or less) that identifies how technology can be used as a tool to support evidence-based practice (EBP). Summarize the findings in the article with a focus on how technology can support EBP that concentrates on patient safety and clinical outcomes.
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