Underlying Factors of Medication Errors at a Tertiary Care Hospital, Pakistan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335603
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Underlying Factors of Medication Errors at a Tertiary Care Hospital, Pakistan
Author(s):
Verasia, Shirin Badruddin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Delta
Author Details:
Shirin Badruddin Verasia, MSN, BSN, f1502957@kfshrc.edu.sa
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Medication error is considered to be an important indicator of a patient’s safety. Several error producing factors contribute to its occurrence and may result in patients’ morbidity and mortality. Using a mixed method design, this study aimed to identify the underlying factors of medication errors. The study was conducted at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Methods: Following the eligibility criteria, 64 medication errors, reported in this period from December 2011 to March, 2012 were included in this study. Data was collected by reviewing documents pertinent to the errors, a self-administered survey questionnaire, and face to face interviews with doctors, pharmacists, and nurses who had committed an error. Results: Analysis of the quantitative data showed that of the 64 errors, 49 were actual errors, 15 were near misses and 2 were classified as sentinel events. The highest percentage of errors was committed in the administration phase, by nurses in the morning shift and they were working more than forty five (45) hours per week. The content analysis of the qualitative data led to two themes – stress and workload and the violation of policies. Conclusion: These findings have implications for the hospital administration, and recommendations provided in this study will help them to bring an improvement in the system. Keywords: Medication errors, factors, patient safety
Keywords:
health care providers; medication error; patient safety
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUnderlying Factors of Medication Errors at a Tertiary Care Hospital, Pakistanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVerasia, Shirin Badruddinen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentRho Deltaen_GB
dc.author.detailsShirin Badruddin Verasia, MSN, BSN, f1502957@kfshrc.edu.saen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335603-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Medication error is considered to be an important indicator of a patient’s safety. Several error producing factors contribute to its occurrence and may result in patients’ morbidity and mortality. Using a mixed method design, this study aimed to identify the underlying factors of medication errors. The study was conducted at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Methods: Following the eligibility criteria, 64 medication errors, reported in this period from December 2011 to March, 2012 were included in this study. Data was collected by reviewing documents pertinent to the errors, a self-administered survey questionnaire, and face to face interviews with doctors, pharmacists, and nurses who had committed an error. Results: Analysis of the quantitative data showed that of the 64 errors, 49 were actual errors, 15 were near misses and 2 were classified as sentinel events. The highest percentage of errors was committed in the administration phase, by nurses in the morning shift and they were working more than forty five (45) hours per week. The content analysis of the qualitative data led to two themes – stress and workload and the violation of policies. Conclusion: These findings have implications for the hospital administration, and recommendations provided in this study will help them to bring an improvement in the system. Keywords: Medication errors, factors, patient safetyen_GB
dc.subjecthealth care providersen_GB
dc.subjectmedication erroren_GB
dc.subjectpatient safetyen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:55:41Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:55:41Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_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 availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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