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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290978
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse-Pharmacist Relationships in the Hospital Setting
Author(s):
Seay, Virginia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Alpha
Author Details:
Virginia, Seay, BSN, virginiaeseay@gmail.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013

Abstract

Background & Significance: Effective communication is critical to patient safety. The Institute of Medicine report “To Err is Human” reported that 7,000 deaths occurred annually because of medication errors. For medication administration, pharmacists verify the medications and the nurse is responsible for administration. While research has explored the nurse-physician relationship, no study has been conducted assessing the communication practices between pharmacists and nurses in the hospital setting.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument from existing literature to assess the relationship of nurses and pharmacists. Research questions include: 1) What similarities and differences do the nurse and pharmacist possess in terms of communication and conflict resolution? 2) What factors influence the relationship and communication between pharmacists and nurses? 3) How often do nurses and pharmacists communicate?

Methods: A modified version of the ICU Nurse-Physician Questionnaire was sent to registered pharmacists in the state of North Carolina through a listserv obtained from North Carolina's Board of Pharmacy and to nurses through Durham Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, UNC- Chapel Hill’s School of Nursing alumni newsletter, and other listservs. Data was analyzed using statistical software SPSS with independent t-tests.

Results & Discussion: While hospital nurse and pharmacist relationships are generally viewed as positive by nurses and pharmacists, there are still areas for improvement and interventions that can be taken, such as increased in person communication opportunities between nurses and pharmacists. Future research should include the development of interventions to improve collaboration and communication between these two professions.

Keywords:
communication; conflict resolution; pharmacist
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse-Pharmacist Relationships in the Hospital Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSeay, Virginiaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsVirginia, Seay, BSN, virginiaeseay@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290978-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013</p><b>Abstract</b><p><b>Background &amp; Significance:</b> Effective communication is critical to patient safety. The Institute of Medicine report &ldquo;To Err is Human&rdquo; reported that 7,000 deaths occurred annually because of medication errors. For medication administration, pharmacists verify the medications and the nurse is responsible for administration. While research has explored the nurse-physician relationship, no study has been conducted assessing the communication practices between pharmacists and nurses in the hospital setting. <p><b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument from existing literature to assess the relationship of nurses and pharmacists. Research questions include: 1) What similarities and differences do the nurse and pharmacist possess in terms of communication and conflict resolution? 2) What factors influence the relationship and communication between pharmacists and nurses? 3) How often do nurses and pharmacists communicate? <p><b>Methods:</b> A modified version of the ICU Nurse-Physician Questionnaire was sent to registered pharmacists in the state of North Carolina through a listserv obtained from North Carolina's Board of Pharmacy and to nurses through Durham Veteran&rsquo;s Administration Medical Center, UNC- Chapel Hill&rsquo;s School of Nursing alumni newsletter, and other listservs. Data was analyzed using statistical software SPSS with independent t-tests. <p><b>Results &amp; Discussion:</b> While hospital nurse and pharmacist relationships are generally viewed as positive by nurses and pharmacists, there are still areas for improvement and interventions that can be taken, such as increased in person communication opportunities between nurses and pharmacists. Future research should include the development of interventions to improve collaboration and communication between these two professions.en_GB
dc.subjectcommunicationen_GB
dc.subjectconflict resolutionen_GB
dc.subjectpharmacisten_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:24:02Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:24:02Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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