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The evaluation of the mediation errors from nurses’ point of view

(2016) The evaluation of the mediation errors from nurses’ point of view. International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. pp. 12389-12399. ISSN 0975766X (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction: one of the most sensitive responsibilities on the shoulder of the nurses is drug administration, but, unfortunately, it is sometimes ignored by them. Therefore, according to the importance of the subject we thought it would be necessary to perform a study with the objective of surveying the medication error reasons from the nurses’ perspective. Implementation method: the present study is a descriptive research performed on 87 nursing students who have been selected based on a random method in 2016. To gather the information required for the study a two-part questionnaire was used the first part of which was used to the demographic characteristics and the second part was related to the evaluation of the medication errors antecedents. Finally, after data gathering phase they were analyzed by the use 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 were studying in term 6 and 32 individuals in term 8. The highest mean score was obtained in the dimension of factors relating to the nursing management. Also, the highest mean score was obtained in the items “the lack of adequate number of patients respective to the number of patients” and “tiredness resulting from overworking” and the lowest mean score was related to the item “despondency and disinterestedness to the nursing occupation”. Conclusion: the results obtained by the present study indicated that the highest mean score was obtained in the nursing management dimension. Medication errors are among the most important factors in nursing students’ apprenticeship stage. The lack of pharmacological information, wrong medication computations and the illegibility of the Kardex instructions known as medication card are among the most significant factors behind medication errors occurrence in nursing students. © 2016, International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Medication errors Nursing students Zahedan adult Article female human job satisfaction job stress male medication error nurse attitude nursing care nursing practice nursing student patient care questionnaire
Page Range: pp. 12389-12399
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/2030

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