An Exploration of Registered Nurse Preparation for Safe Medication Management

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622508
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Dissertation
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Pilot/Exploratory Study
Title:
An Exploration of Registered Nurse Preparation for Safe Medication Management
Author(s):
Sykes, Catherine Illman
Additional Author Information:
Catherine Sykes, PhD, RN
Advisors:
Lewallen, Lynne Porter; Letvak, Susan A.; Bartlett, Robin; Kring, Daria L.
Degree:
PhD
Degree Year:
2017
Grantor:
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Abstract:

This descriptive study examined the perceptions of new graduate registered nurses (RNs) about medication error identification, causes, and reporting; as well as the nursing education and workplace orientation experiences they believed prepared them to safely manage medications. The study also explored how prelicensure RN nursing education and hospital orientation programs in North Carolina (NC) prepared nurses to manage medications safely. The theory of situated cognition provided the organizing framework. Data were collected from the three participant groups (new graduate RNs, schools of nursing, and hospitals) using online surveys, and respondents included 131 new graduate RNs, 35 schools of nursing, and 20 hospitals/hospital systems in NC.
Descriptive analyses of data from the modified Gladstone scale revealed that nurses were confident in their ability to identify and report a medication error, but inconsistently identified or reported errors when presented with medication management scenarios. Distinct differences were found between the content topics, teaching strategies, activities, and equipment used by nursing education and workplace orientation programs to teach or review medication management and what was identified as effective preparation experiences by new graduate RNs.
An opportunity for improvement in nurse preparation for safe medication management was identified based on the differences between nurse-reported effective experiences for safe medication management preparation and what is being provided by nursing education and orientation programs. Implementing teaching strategies students identified as effective, such as increasing interactive experiences, use of real-world case scenarios, and clinical problem-solving, into the classroom may create a better fit with current student learning styles and ultimately safer nursing care.

 

Keywords:
medication management; New graduate registered nurse
CINAHL Headings:
New Graduate Nurses; Registered Nurses; Drug Administration; Medication Errors; Medication Errors--Prevention and Control
Description:
The author retains copyright.
Note:
This item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.
Repository Posting Date:
2017-08-08T16:44:19Z
Date of Publication:
2017-08-08

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorLewallen, Lynne Porteren
dc.contributor.advisorLetvak, Susan A.en
dc.contributor.advisorBartlett, Robinen
dc.contributor.advisorKring, Daria L.en
dc.contributor.authorSykes, Catherine Illmanen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-08T16:44:19Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-08T16:44:19Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/622508-
dc.descriptionThe author retains copyright.en
dc.description.abstract<p>This descriptive study examined the perceptions of new graduate registered nurses (RNs) about medication error identification, causes, and reporting; as well as the nursing education and workplace orientation experiences they believed prepared them to safely manage medications. The study also explored how prelicensure RN nursing education and hospital orientation programs in North Carolina (NC) prepared nurses to manage medications safely. The theory of situated cognition provided the organizing framework. Data were collected from the three participant groups (new graduate RNs, schools of nursing, and hospitals) using online surveys, and respondents included 131 new graduate RNs, 35 schools of nursing, and 20 hospitals/hospital systems in NC.<br />Descriptive analyses of data from the modified Gladstone scale revealed that nurses were confident in their ability to identify and report a medication error, but inconsistently identified or reported errors when presented with medication management scenarios. Distinct differences were found between the content topics, teaching strategies, activities, and equipment used by nursing education and workplace orientation programs to teach or review medication management and what was identified as effective preparation experiences by new graduate RNs.<br />An opportunity for improvement in nurse preparation for safe medication management was identified based on the differences between nurse-reported effective experiences for safe medication management preparation and what is being provided by nursing education and orientation programs. Implementing teaching strategies students identified as effective, such as increasing interactive experiences, use of real-world case scenarios, and clinical problem-solving, into the classroom may create a better fit with current student learning styles and ultimately safer nursing care.</p> <p> </p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectmedication managementen
dc.subjectNew graduate registered nurseen
dc.titleAn Exploration of Registered Nurse Preparation for Safe Medication Managementen_US
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of North Carolina at Greensboroen
thesis.degree.levelPhDen
dc.description.noteThis item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.en
dc.primary-author.detailsCatherine Sykes, PhD, RNen
thesis.degree.year2017en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachPilot/Exploratory Studyen
dc.subject.cinahlNew Graduate Nursesen
dc.subject.cinahlRegistered Nursesen
dc.subject.cinahlDrug Administrationen
dc.subject.cinahlMedication Errorsen
dc.subject.cinahlMedication Errors--Prevention and Controlen
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.