Nurses' perceived skills and attitudes about updated safety concepts: Impact on medication administration errors and practices

Gail E. Armstrong, Mary Dietrich, Linda Norman, Jane Barnsteiner, Lorraine Mion

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Abstract

Approximately a quarter of medication errors in the hospital occur at the administration phase, which is solely under the purview of the bedside nurse. The purpose of this study was to assess bedside nurses' perceived skills and attitudes about updated safety concepts and examine their impact on medication administration errors and adherence to safe medication administration practices. Findings support the premise that medication administration errors result from an interplay among system-, unit-, and nurse-level factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-233
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of nursing care quality
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adverse drug events
  • Medication administration errors
  • Nurses
  • Patient safety
  • Safety concepts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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