Evaluation of Medication Errors in Internal Wards of Imam Sajjad Ramsar Hospital In 2017 Spring and Summer

Ahangar, Nematollah and Ghorbanian khorshidi, Setareh and ALa, Shahram (2019) Evaluation of Medication Errors in Internal Wards of Imam Sajjad Ramsar Hospital In 2017 Spring and Summer. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 61 (6). pp. 1314-1322.

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Abstract

Introduction: Drug errors are a potentially hazardous occurrence that can be used in the treatment systems as one of the challenges and criteria for patient safety assessment. In this study, some of the main medication errors were evaluated in internal wards of Ramsar Imam Sajjad Hospital. Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive prospective cross- sectional study. Subjects were including 200 files of patients hospitalized in internal wards of Imam Sajjad hospital between March and September 2017. Gathered data were including demographic data obtained from patient’s file, drug orders documented in patient’ s file and drug orders transferred to patient’s drug cardex. Medscape was used for evaluating of any drug interactions. Results: A total of 1888 prescribing were noted from 112 different drugs, in overall 200 investigated files, 166 cases of drug interaction were noted. There was significant relationship between number of drug use and hospitalization period with detection of drug interaction (p<0.05). Of 1720 registered orders, 223 medication errors occurred by the physicians and 36 errors by the nurses in drug transcription and administration. Physicians’ contribution in medication error was more (86.1 ). Nurses ’contribution in transcription error and drug order running was 13.9 . Conclusion: Appropriate feedback of results of the present study could be effective and valuable in reducing medication error.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drug order,Imam Sajjad hospital,Internal ward,Iran,Medication error,Ramsar
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 11:58
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 11:58
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/12137

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