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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602078
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Medication Safety and Education
Author(s):
Abreu, Cidalina da Concei''o Ferreira
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Xi
Author Details:
Cidalina da Concei''o Ferreira Abreu, RN, BS, cila@esenfc.pt
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: To identify medication errors reported by Portuguese nurses.' Methods: A descriptive, mixed qualitative and quantitative study. The respondents were a random sample from the hospitals of the central region of Portugal. In this study was analyzed the first item of the questionnaire 'Inappropriate nursing decisions and actions' Results: 'Fourteen categories were identified but only the category 'Safe Administration of Medication' was examined with 511 recorded items. The most relevant medication errors were reported in the subcategories 'Preparation of Medication' with 112 registered items and 'Administration of Medication', with 399. The highest percentage of reported errors in medication preparation referred to improper dilution (n=80: 15,66%) and incorrect selection of the prescribed drug (n=30: 5,87%). Errors of medication administration were primarily related to the incorrect selection of patients (n=322: 63,01%).' Conclusion: The 'Safe Administration of Medication' is the most relevant category that emerged from the reported errors. Education is relevant for nurses to introduce preventive measures. An active teaching methodology such as Problem Based Learning allows reflection on errors that were highlighted by the study. Using this methodology it's important to focus on a problem situation and try to solve it by using best practice. The use of simulation is relevant for learning from errors. With this practice it will help professionals to prevent medication errors and therefore increases quality and patient safety.
Keywords:
Medication errors; Patient safety; Education
MeSH:
Medication Errors; Patient Safety
CINAHL Headings:
Nursing Care; Portugal
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST278
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleMedication Safety and Educationen
dc.contributor.authorAbreu, Cidalina da Concei''o Ferreiraen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Xien
dc.author.detailsCidalina da Concei''o Ferreira Abreu, RN, BS, cila@esenfc.pten
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602078-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: To identify medication errors reported by Portuguese nurses.' Methods: A descriptive, mixed qualitative and quantitative study. The respondents were a random sample from the hospitals of the central region of Portugal. In this study was analyzed the first item of the questionnaire 'Inappropriate nursing decisions and actions' Results: 'Fourteen categories were identified but only the category 'Safe Administration of Medication' was examined with 511 recorded items. The most relevant medication errors were reported in the subcategories 'Preparation of Medication' with 112 registered items and 'Administration of Medication', with 399. The highest percentage of reported errors in medication preparation referred to improper dilution (n=80: 15,66%) and incorrect selection of the prescribed drug (n=30: 5,87%). Errors of medication administration were primarily related to the incorrect selection of patients (n=322: 63,01%).' Conclusion: The 'Safe Administration of Medication' is the most relevant category that emerged from the reported errors. Education is relevant for nurses to introduce preventive measures. An active teaching methodology such as Problem Based Learning allows reflection on errors that were highlighted by the study. Using this methodology it's important to focus on a problem situation and try to solve it by using best practice. The use of simulation is relevant for learning from errors. With this practice it will help professionals to prevent medication errors and therefore increases quality and patient safety.en
dc.subjectMedication errorsen
dc.subjectPatient safetyen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subject.meshMedication Errorsen
dc.subject.meshPatient Safetyen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Careen
dc.subject.cinahlPortugalen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T13:03:27Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T13:03:27Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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