Medication Errors in Relation to Education and Medication Errors in Relation to Years of Nursing Experience

Medication Errors in Relation to Education and Medication Errors in Relation to Years of Nursing Experience


Singh SD, Vahora SI, Chokshi KS, Solanki AJ, Chaudhary DR, Patel SD


Abstract

Medication error is defined as any preventable event that might cause or lead to an inappropriate use or harming of the patient. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the level of education and medication errors; years of work experience and medication errors. With a better understanding of these relationships, nursing professionals can learn what characteristics tend to make a nurse prone to medication errors and can develop methods and procedures to reduce incidence. The survey was conducted in 6 hospitals in Anand city. Approval had been obtained from the hospitals where the study was to be conducted. The survey form was divided into 5 different sections. Each section comprises of minimum 3 questions which relates to their basic information and their perceptions towards medication error. The results of the study suggested that there is a direct relationship between education/experiences and medication errors. The study showed that medication error occurs due to lack of qualified nursing staff. The results showed that medication error were reported due to increase workload on nurses because of lack of number of nurses in hospitals.


Keywords

Medication error, Questionnaire, Respondents, Survey.


Cite This Article

Singh SD, Vahora SI, Chokshi KS, Solanki AJ, Chaudhary DR, Patel SD, Medication Errors in Relation to Education and Medication Errors in Relation to Years of Nursing Experience, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 2012, 1(2), 323-326.

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