The Use of Graphic Design to Support Nurses in the Selection of Look-Alike Medications

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202155
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Use of Graphic Design to Support Nurses in the Selection of Look-Alike Medications
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Worldwide, look-alike/sound-alike (phonetic and/or orthographic similarity) medication names have been identified as a cause of medication errors in nursing practice. The Federal Drug Administration and Institute for Safe Medication Practices recommend the use of tallman letters to selected parts of the names to help differentiate them from one another. There are few studies demonstrating the effectiveness of this strategy and fewer still that include nurses in the participant pool. This descriptive, exploratory study evaluated tallman lettering and alternative methods of differentiating look-alike medication names. This study used convenience sampling of nurses and pharmacists with varying levels of experience to participate in a series of experiments to measure accuracy and speed in the administration of medications that have look-alike names. The process of developing relevant tasks for the evaluation of the designs and findings will be presented.
Keywords:
technology; collaborative model
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Use of Graphic Design to Support Nurses in the Selection of Look-Alike Medicationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202155-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Worldwide, look-alike/sound-alike (phonetic and/or orthographic similarity) medication names have been identified as a cause of medication errors in nursing practice. The Federal Drug Administration and Institute for Safe Medication Practices recommend the use of tallman letters to selected parts of the names to help differentiate them from one another. There are few studies demonstrating the effectiveness of this strategy and fewer still that include nurses in the participant pool. This descriptive, exploratory study evaluated tallman lettering and alternative methods of differentiating look-alike medication names. This study used convenience sampling of nurses and pharmacists with varying levels of experience to participate in a series of experiments to measure accuracy and speed in the administration of medications that have look-alike names. The process of developing relevant tasks for the evaluation of the designs and findings will be presented.en_GB
dc.subjecttechnologyen_GB
dc.subjectcollaborative modelen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:12:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:12:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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