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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155333
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Medication Safety from Taiwanese Nurses' Perspective
Abstract:
Medication Safety from Taiwanese Nurses' Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Lin, Lih Jen, RN
P.I. Institution Name:China Medical University Peikang Hospital
Title:Super Visor
Co-Authors:Shu Chiao Chen, RN; Li-yun Lee, RN; Li Hui Su, RN; Ssu Chun Pi, RN; Hsiao-Huang Lee, RN
Medication errors have been concerned to health care personnel and consumers, since the incidence of medication errors has been presented in public increased dramatically in Taiwan. Medication management is not only one of important job content in nurses? job description, but also a high-risk job content. Therefore, study of reducing medication errors is becoming a significant issue in the competing medical market in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to explore medication management and medication errors in community hospitals from nurses? perspective. Participants were ward nurses from seven community hospitals in YunLin and GuiYi Counties in Taiwan. The return rate was 89.6% (N = 294). An instrument, Medication Error Scale for Hospital Nurses, was developed by the researchers based on literature review. A content validity index was conducted. The instrument was sent to a representative of nursing department in the seven hospitals. The SPSS/PC 13.0. was adopted to analyze the data. Results pointed out that heavy workload and lack of work experience were two common reasons that might cause medication errors. During preparing medication process, messy medication table and unindicated clear drugs might bring out mediation errors. Also, interrupt of medication process might be the reason. To report a medication error, nurses prefer anonymous without punishment. These results help to recognize medication errors from nurses? perspective. Medication error is not only a nurse?s issue, but hospital procedure management also should be cared to decrease medication errors. The result provided nursing administrators to concern about nurse?s work environment that also affect patient safety.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMedication Safety from Taiwanese Nurses' Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155333-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Medication Safety from Taiwanese Nurses' Perspective</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lin, Lih Jen, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">China Medical University Peikang Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Super Visor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">linlihjen@yahoo.com.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Shu Chiao Chen, RN; Li-yun Lee, RN; Li Hui Su, RN; Ssu Chun Pi, RN; Hsiao-Huang Lee, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Medication errors have been concerned to health care personnel and consumers, since the incidence of medication errors has been presented in public increased dramatically in Taiwan. Medication management is not only one of important job content in nurses? job description, but also a high-risk job content. Therefore, study of reducing medication errors is becoming a significant issue in the competing medical market in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to explore medication management and medication errors in community hospitals from nurses? perspective. Participants were ward nurses from seven community hospitals in YunLin and GuiYi Counties in Taiwan. The return rate was 89.6% (N = 294). An instrument, Medication Error Scale for Hospital Nurses, was developed by the researchers based on literature review. A content validity index was conducted. The instrument was sent to a representative of nursing department in the seven hospitals. The SPSS/PC 13.0. was adopted to analyze the data. Results pointed out that heavy workload and lack of work experience were two common reasons that might cause medication errors. During preparing medication process, messy medication table and unindicated clear drugs might bring out mediation errors. Also, interrupt of medication process might be the reason. To report a medication error, nurses prefer anonymous without punishment. These results help to recognize medication errors from nurses? perspective. Medication error is not only a nurse?s issue, but hospital procedure management also should be cared to decrease medication errors. The result provided nursing administrators to concern about nurse?s work environment that also affect patient safety.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:44:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:44:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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