This elective course in the Master of Science with a focus in Patient Safety in Medication Use will provide the participant with an overview of current medication safety technology being used in healthcare today. Discussions will surround a review of the function and purpose of the technology, how it improves safety by preventing certain types of errors, how staff members circumvent the safety features, and review cases of medication events that occurred while using the safety technology. Technology to be covered during the course includes: barcode medication administration, computerized provider order entry, automated dispensing cabinets, infusion smart pumps, clinical decision support, robots and IV workflow technology.
The class will consist of mandatory readings, quizzes, online discussion board posts, online weekly class meetings, and a final paper.
*Please note that this syllabus is subject to change. Use the updated syllabus in Canvas as the official course syllabus.