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Journal:   ARAK MEDICAL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL (AMUJ)   WINTER 2010 , Volume 12 , Number 4 (49) (SUPPL. 1); Page(s) 1 To 8.
 
Paper: 

THE COMMENTS OF NURSING EDUCATORS ABOUT REASONS AND REDUCTION STRATEGIES OF MEDICATION ERRORS IN NURSING STUDENTS IN ARAK UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, 2008

 
 
Author(s):  BAGHCHEGHI N.*, KOUHESTANI HAMID REZA
 
* DEPARTMENT OF NURSING, NURSING AND MIDWIFERY FACULTY, ARAK UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, BASIJ SQ., ARAK, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Medication errors in healthcare professionals can threat the health of patient seriously. The purpose of this study is to investigate the comments of nursing educators about reasons and reduction strategies of medication errors in nursing students.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was done in 2008. Statistical population was included educators of nursing students in Arak nursing and midwifery school through census method, 22 nursing educators were studied. For data gathering, a self- made questionnaire including two sections of demographic information and questions about reasons and reduction strategies of medication errors in nursing students, was used.
Results: Respectively 50% and 100% of nursing educators have observed at least one occurred and were occurring medication errors. The most common causes of medication errors were lake of pharmacological information, poor drug calculation skills and illegible medication orders in drug card.
Conclusion: The rate of medication errors in nursing students was high. It seems; some causes like lake of pharmacological information and drug calculation, have associate with their education. Using these results, we can find the weaknesses of student or the educational system and resolve them.

 
Keyword(s): MEDICATION ERROR, NURSING STUDENT, NURSING EDUCATION, PREVENTION
 
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