Paper Information

Journal:   CRESCENT JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES   JULY 2016 , Volume 3 , Number 3; Page(s) 75 To 80.
 
Paper: 

A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF LECTURE AND MULTIMEDIA SOFTWARE ON DRUG CALCULATION AND PRESCRIPTION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

 
 
Author(s):  FEIZALAHZADEH HOSSEIN, VALIZADEH SOUSA, AVARI MINA*, VIRANI FAZA
 
* SINA HOSPITAL, TABRIZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES, TABRIZ, IRAN, POSTAL CODE: 5163639888
 
Abstract: 

Objective: Medication errors can be a risk factor undermining the patient’s health, giving rise to irreparable consequences. The medication errors involve miscalculation of drug dosages by nurses and nursing students.
Methods: This study employed several databases including Google Scholar, PubMed and Scopus. For this purpose, the keywords were relevant to virtual learning, electronic learning, learning through lecture, blended learning, online learning, distance education, nursing education, multimedia learning, and teaching aids. The search results were not limited in terms of time.
Results: Lack of knowledge and skills in pharmacology and miscalculations are the major factors contributing to medication errors by nurses and nursing students. Moreover, poor basic knowledge of mathematics among the nursing students can lead to numerous mistakes. The results of previous studies have indicated that blended learning can have a positive impact on learning progress among nursing students. However, some studies have suggested that multimedia tools and teaching aids leave little impact on learning.
Conclusion: It is suggested that the correct adoption of blended learning methods can improve the nursing education in terms of drug calculations.

 
Keyword(s): DRUG CALCULATIONS, MULTIMEDIA SOFTWARE, LECTURE, PRINCIPLES OF DRUG ADMINISTRATION
 
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