2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153005
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Medication Errors and Work Conditions in Iran
Abstract:
Medication Errors and Work Conditions in Iran
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Joolaee, Soodabeh, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Title:Assistant Professor, Center for Nursing Care Research
Co-Authors:Fatemeh Hajibabaee MS, Nursing instructor
Hamid Peyrovi PhD, Associate Professor
Hamid Haghani MS, Instructor
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Background: Medical errors are a challenge threatening health care systems in every country. Of the known medical errors, medication errors are one of the most common types. Medication errors are considered to be a serious threat to patients' safety. Efforts to detect and prevent these errors have considerably increased in the recent years.

Aim: to determine the incidence and reporting rate of medication errors as are reported by Iranian nurses and their relationship with work conditions in hospitals under the authority of Iran University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: This descriptive-analytical study carried out in 6 hospitals. Through a stratified multiple stage sampling 300 nurses, were selected. A researcher made three part self report questionnaire was used to collect data regarding the nurses? medication errors, medication error reports and their perceived work condition during the last three months, which were then processed using descriptive statistics and Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance.

Findings: The mean of medication errors nurses recalled was 19.5 and the mean of error reporting was 1.3 cases during the last three months. The relationship between error incidence and work conditions as perceived by nurses was statistically significant (df=3, P?0.0001), however, there was no significant relationship between reporting the occurred error and nurses? perceived work conditions (df=3, P?0.255).

Conclusion and implications: The establishment of an efficient reporting system, documentation of errors, and removal of obstacles may result in reduced frequency of medication errors. Considering the relationship between medication error incidence and work conditions, it seems that creating such a work condition in which nurses feel more comfortable and decreasing work tensions may pave the way to preventing nursing errors.

Background: Medical errors are a challenge threatening health care systems in every country. Of the known medical errors, medication errors are one of the most common types. Medication errors are considered to be a serious threat to patients' safety. Efforts to detect and prevent these errors have considerably increased in the recent years.
Aim: to determine the incidence and reporting rate of medication errors as are reported by Iranian nurses and their relationship with work conditions in hospitals under the authority of Iran University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: This descriptive-analytical study carried out in 6 hospitals. Through a stratified multiple stage sampling 300 nurses, were selected. A researcher made three part self report questionnaire was used to collect data regarding the nurses? medication errors, medication error reports and their perceived work condition during the last three months, which were then processed using descriptive statistics and Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance.
Findings: The mean of medication errors nurses recalled was 19.5 and the mean of error reporting was 1.3 cases during the last three months. The relationship between error incidence and work conditions as perceived by nurses was statistically significant (df=3, P?0.0001), however, there was no significant relationship between reporting the occurred error and nurses? perceived work conditions (df=3, P?0.255).
Conclusion and implications: The establishment of an efficient reporting system, documentation of errors, and removal of obstacles may result in reduced frequency of medication errors. Considering the relationship between medication error incidence and work conditions, it seems that creating such a work condition in which nurses feel more comfortable and decreasing work tensions may pave the way to preventing nursing errors.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMedication Errors and Work Conditions in Iranen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153005-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Medication Errors and Work Conditions in Iran</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Joolaee, Soodabeh, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tehran University of Medical Sciences</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor, Center for Nursing Care Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sjoolaee@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Fatemeh Hajibabaee MS, Nursing instructor<br/>Hamid Peyrovi PhD, Associate Professor<br/>Hamid Haghani MS, Instructor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Background: Medical errors are a challenge threatening health care systems in every country. Of the known medical errors, medication errors are one of the most common types. Medication errors are considered to be a serious threat to patients' safety. Efforts to detect and prevent these errors have considerably increased in the recent years. <br/><br/>Aim: to determine the incidence and reporting rate of medication errors as are reported by Iranian nurses and their relationship with work conditions in hospitals under the authority of Iran University of Medical Sciences. <br/><br/>Methods: This descriptive-analytical study carried out in 6 hospitals. Through a stratified multiple stage sampling 300 nurses, were selected. A researcher made three part self report questionnaire was used to collect data regarding the nurses? medication errors, medication error reports and their perceived work condition during the last three months, which were then processed using descriptive statistics and Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance. <br/><br/>Findings: The mean of medication errors nurses recalled was 19.5 and the mean of error reporting was 1.3 cases during the last three months. The relationship between error incidence and work conditions as perceived by nurses was statistically significant (df=3, P?0.0001), however, there was no significant relationship between reporting the occurred error and nurses? perceived work conditions (df=3, P?0.255). <br/><br/>Conclusion and implications: The establishment of an efficient reporting system, documentation of errors, and removal of obstacles may result in reduced frequency of medication errors. Considering the relationship between medication error incidence and work conditions, it seems that creating such a work condition in which nurses feel more comfortable and decreasing work tensions may pave the way to preventing nursing errors.<br/><br/>Background: Medical errors are a challenge threatening health care systems in every country. Of the known medical errors, medication errors are one of the most common types. Medication errors are considered to be a serious threat to patients' safety. Efforts to detect and prevent these errors have considerably increased in the recent years. <br/>Aim: to determine the incidence and reporting rate of medication errors as are reported by Iranian nurses and their relationship with work conditions in hospitals under the authority of Iran University of Medical Sciences. <br/>Methods: This descriptive-analytical study carried out in 6 hospitals. Through a stratified multiple stage sampling 300 nurses, were selected. A researcher made three part self report questionnaire was used to collect data regarding the nurses? medication errors, medication error reports and their perceived work condition during the last three months, which were then processed using descriptive statistics and Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance. <br/>Findings: The mean of medication errors nurses recalled was 19.5 and the mean of error reporting was 1.3 cases during the last three months. The relationship between error incidence and work conditions as perceived by nurses was statistically significant (df=3, P?0.0001), however, there was no significant relationship between reporting the occurred error and nurses? perceived work conditions (df=3, P?0.255). <br/>Conclusion and implications: The establishment of an efficient reporting system, documentation of errors, and removal of obstacles may result in reduced frequency of medication errors. Considering the relationship between medication error incidence and work conditions, it seems that creating such a work condition in which nurses feel more comfortable and decreasing work tensions may pave the way to preventing nursing errors. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:58:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:58:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.