Discuss one  technology safety initiative that has been or can be implemented in a health care setting to improve patient safety and work processes, and improve patient outcomes.

Health care professionals have an ethical duty to ensure patient safety.

Safe technologies are increasingly being implemented throughout health care organizations to improve patient safety, streamline work processes, and improve the quality and outcomes of health care delivery.

Discuss one  technology safety initiative that has been or can be implemented in a health care setting to improve patient safety and work processes, and improve patient outcomes.

You may use one of the following examples or chose your own. Some examples are:

Smart pumps

Bar code medication administration

1. Describe the technology and its users.

2. What data is gathered using the technology?

3. What are the benefits to patient safety, workflow processes and patient outcomes?

4. What are the cons of this technology?

5. Do the benefits outweigh the cons? Provide rationale

6. Describe the role of the nurse leader in selecting, implementing and sustaining technology.

Provide 2 examples of effectiveness of the technology of patient safety, workflow processes, and patient outcomes.

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Approximately 250 words