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The incorporation of information and communication technologies in medication administration: opportunities and challenges for nursing management

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Luis Felipe Chileno Camacho ,
Luis Felipe Chileno Camacho

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, carrera de Enfermería, Ambato, Ecuador

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Diana Nancy Martínez García ,
Diana Nancy Martínez García

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, carrera de Enfermería, Ambato, Ecuador

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Evelyn Fernanda Velasco Acuario ,
Evelyn Fernanda Velasco Acuario

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, carrera de Enfermería, Ambato, Ecuador

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Cristofher Israel Tacle Humanante ,
Cristofher Israel Tacle Humanante

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Carrera de Enfermería, Ambato, Ecuador

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Abstract

Introduction: The safe and efficient administration of medications is essential to guarantee the quality of medical care and the safety of patients. The adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) in this process can improve accuracy and efficiency, reduce errors.
Objective: Determine the incorporation of information and communication technologies in medication administration: opportunities and challenges for nursing management. Methods: Quantitative, descriptive and transversal approach. A questionnaire was applied that has a Cronbach's alpha = 0.9, composed of 5 closed questions based on a Likert scale, the same one that was applied to health personnel who work at the San Pablo Health Center, Bolívar Province, Ecuador.
Results: The nursing staff presents different levels of competence. Certain participants show a low level in certain dimensions, while others demonstrate a medium or high level of competence. Challenges are identified in areas such as the management of digital systems, digital communication, information processing and content generation.
Conclusions: The incorporation of ICT in the administration of medications in the field of nursing management offers significant opportunities to improve safety, efficiency and quality in medical care. It is recommended to provide adequate training and support to strengthen the digital skills of nursing staff.

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Chileno Camacho LF, Martínez García DN, Velasco Acuario EF, Tacle Humanante CI. The incorporation of information and communication technologies in medication administration: opportunities and challenges for nursing management. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Sep. 9 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];3:455. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/455

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