Implementation of an intravenous medication infusion pump system: Implications for nursing

Marilyn Bowcutt, Marlene Rosenkoetter, Cynthia C Chernecky, Jane Wall, Donald Wynn, Christina Serrano

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Aim To assess perceptions of nurses regarding the implementation of intravenous medication infusion system technology and its impact on nursing care, reporting of medication errors and job satisfaction. Background Medication errors are placing patients at high risk and creating an economic burden for hospitals and health care providers. Infusion pumps are available to decrease errors and promote safety. Methods Survey of 1056 nurses in a tertiary care Magnet hospital, using the Infusion System Perception Scale. Response rate was 65.43%. Results Nurses perceived the system would enhance their ability to provide quality nursing care, reduce medication errors. Job satisfaction was related to higher ratings of the management team and nursing staff. Perceptions verified the pump was designed to promote safe nursing practices. Conclusions It is important to consider relationships with job satisfaction, safe nursing practice and the importance of ratings of nursing staff and management teams when implementing infusion technology. Implications for nursing management Infusion pumps are perceived by nurses to enhance safe nursing practice. Results stress the importance of management teams in sociotechnological transformations and their impact on job satisfaction among nurses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-197
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

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Infusion Pumps
Intravenous Infusions
Job Satisfaction
Nursing
Medication Errors
Nurses
Nursing Staff
Nursing Care
Hospital Economics
Medication Systems
Team Nursing
Technology
Aptitude
Magnets
Quality of Health Care
Tertiary Healthcare
Health Personnel
Safety

Keywords

  • Intravenous infusion pump technology
  • Job satisfaction
  • Medication error reduction

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  • Leadership and Management

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Implementation of an intravenous medication infusion pump system : Implications for nursing. / Bowcutt, Marilyn; Rosenkoetter, Marlene; Chernecky, Cynthia C; Wall, Jane; Wynn, Donald; Serrano, Christina.

In: Journal of Nursing Management, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.03.2008, p. 188-197.

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Bowcutt, Marilyn ; Rosenkoetter, Marlene ; Chernecky, Cynthia C ; Wall, Jane ; Wynn, Donald ; Serrano, Christina. / Implementation of an intravenous medication infusion pump system : Implications for nursing. In: Journal of Nursing Management. 2008 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 188-197.
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