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Main causes of medication administration errors among final year student nurses in University College of Islam Melaka (KUIM)

Mohd Noh, Hairanni and Seng, Soong Chong and Mohamed Ludin, Salizar and Mohamed Ariffin, Suzilawati (2018) Main causes of medication administration errors among final year student nurses in University College of Islam Melaka (KUIM). Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences (SJAMS), 6 (8). pp. 2997-3002. ISSN 2347-954X E-ISSN 2320-6691

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Medication errors can occur at any stage of medication administration includes: ordering, transcribing, dispensing, administering and also monitoring. The most common factors are physician communication, knowledge, attitude, and rights violations. However, some circumstances may increase the chance of their involvement in medication errors, especially for an undergraduate nursing student. The purpose of the study is to investigate and to find out the main causes leading to medication administration errors among final year nursing students in University College of Islam Melaka (KUIM).A cross-sectional study and convenience sampling method were used to select the sample. Ninety-eight respondents involved in the study and the data was collected using a self-administrative questionnaire. The researcher comes out with result that the most popular causes that contribute to medication administration error were right violations (mean: 35.53, SD: 6.26) followed by knowledge (mean: 32.03, SD: 6.42), attitude of the students (mean: 22.62, SD: 2.97) and physician communication (mean: 20.88, SD: 5.41). Administration of medication is the most important part of patient safety, and medication errors should be reported and avoided. This is very important for third-semester nursing students to take full consideration and best practice to avoid medication errors before their graduates and become a registered nurse.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4633/66187
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medication errors, Medication process, Medication safety, Nursing students,Student perceptions.
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Mohamed Ariffin
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 16:47
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 16:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66187

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