Repository of Research and Investigative Information

Repository of Research and Investigative Information

Zahedan University of Medical Sciences

The survey of the rate and type of medication errors in Zahedan medical sciences university nursing students in 2016

(2016) The survey of the rate and type of medication errors in Zahedan medical sciences university nursing students in 2016. International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. pp. 12410-12418. ISSN 0975766X (ISSN)

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2....

Abstract

Introduction: determining the type and the rate of the medication errors among the nursing students can lead to appropriate suggestions or adopting proper and safe decisions regarding medication in order to prevent medication errors from happening and consequently increasing the health care and safety quality for the patients. Therefore, it was decided to conduct a study aiming at the survey of the rate and type of medication errors among Zahedan medical sciences university nursing students. Implementation method: the present study is a descriptive research performed on 87 nursing students who were randomly selected in 2016. To collect the information required there was made use of a two-part questionnaire the first part of which was related to demographic characteristics and the second part pertained to the evaluation of the type of the medication errors. Finally, after collecting the questionnaires, the data were analyzed by taking advantage of SPSS 19 and descriptive statistics. Findings: the individuals’ average age was 21.09 ± 2.48, 51 individuals were women. 24 individuals were studying in term 4, 31 individuals in term 6 and 32 individuals were busy schooling in term 8. Also, 67 students had prior experiences of at least a one-time medication error. The highest mean scores regarding the medication errors were related to “wrong infusion rate”, “wrong injection rate (intravenous drugs that should be injected slowly)” and “non-dilution of the drugs that should be diluted or the incorrect solvent volume”, respectively Conclusions: the results of the present study indicated that the medication errors are very common among the students which should be taken into consideration and the officials should be thinking of ways to improve it. © 2016, International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Medication errors contributory factors Students Zahedan adult Article decision making descriptive research dose calculation drug infusion female health care quality human Iran male medication error nursing student patient safety university student young adult
Page Range: pp. 12410-12418
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 8
Number: 2
ISSN: 0975766X (ISSN)
Depositing User: خانم مهدیه رضائی پور
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2025

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item