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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/618334
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Dosage Miscalculations at the Point of Care: An Innovative Look at Why
Author(s):
Schneidereith, Tonya
Author Details:
Tonya Schneidereith, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNE, CHSE
Abstract:
Incorrect medication administration, a well-documented problem in the United States, can be linked to bedside nursing issues such as forgetting doses, giving additional doses, or giving incorrect doses. Nurse educators are addressing this concern through integration of dosage courses and paper-and-pencil examinations. Students must pass dosage exams with 100% accuracy prior to clinical courses, leading faculty to believe that students possess the mathematical skills necessary for safe medication administration. However, research suggests that students are not competent with calculations needed at the point of care. Videos recorded using Google Glass (GG) technology revealed students’ remedial mathematical problems, including the inability to correctly calculate infusion rate and medication dosage. In fact, 30% of senior students made egregious calculation errors in simulation and proceeded to administer medication incorrectly during the simulation scenario. While students have consistently shown an inability to calculate doses correctly during simulation, it wasn’t until the GG videos showed the miscalculations that faculty were better able to appreciate the students’ real time thought processes and deficient math skills. This presentation will demonstrate the technology used to identify the mathematical deficiencies and, through interactive discussion, will formulate effective strategies to improve dosage calculation proficiency at the point-of-care.
Keywords:
Clinical Simulation; medication calculation errors; Google Glass
Repository Posting Date:
11-Aug-2016
Date of Publication:
11-Aug-2016
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Annual Conference 2016
Conference Host:
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
Conference Location:
Grapevine, TX, USA
Description:
Annual Simulation Conference. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDosage Miscalculations at the Point of Care: An Innovative Look at Whyen
dc.contributor.authorSchneidereith, Tonyaen
dc.author.detailsTonya Schneidereith, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNE, CHSEen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/618334-
dc.description.abstractIncorrect medication administration, a well-documented problem in the United States, can be linked to bedside nursing issues such as forgetting doses, giving additional doses, or giving incorrect doses. Nurse educators are addressing this concern through integration of dosage courses and paper-and-pencil examinations. Students must pass dosage exams with 100% accuracy prior to clinical courses, leading faculty to believe that students possess the mathematical skills necessary for safe medication administration. However, research suggests that students are not competent with calculations needed at the point of care. Videos recorded using Google Glass (GG) technology revealed students’ remedial mathematical problems, including the inability to correctly calculate infusion rate and medication dosage. In fact, 30% of senior students made egregious calculation errors in simulation and proceeded to administer medication incorrectly during the simulation scenario. While students have consistently shown an inability to calculate doses correctly during simulation, it wasn’t until the GG videos showed the miscalculations that faculty were better able to appreciate the students’ real time thought processes and deficient math skills. This presentation will demonstrate the technology used to identify the mathematical deficiencies and, through interactive discussion, will formulate effective strategies to improve dosage calculation proficiency at the point-of-care.en
dc.subjectClinical Simulationen
dc.subjectmedication calculation errorsen
dc.subjectGoogle Glassen
dc.date.available2016-08-11T16:06:05Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-11-
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-11T16:06:05Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameInternational Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Annual Conference 2016en
dc.conference.hostInternational Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learningen
dc.conference.locationGrapevine, TX, USAen
dc.descriptionAnnual Simulation Conference. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Centeren
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