Actitudes, conocimientos y creencias de los profesionales de enfermería sobre errores de medicación

Translated title of the contribution: Nurses' attitudes, knowledge and beliefs concerning medication administration and medication errors

María Teresa Díaz-Navarlaz, María Seguí-Gómez

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Objective: To study nurses' attitudes, knowledge and beliefs concerning medication administration and medication errors. Method: Design: epidemiological, observational, cross sectional study. Sample: nurses (n = 310). Instrument: Questionnaire: a 20-item questionnaire was designed to determine attitudes, knowledge and beliefs about medication administration and medication errors. Statistical analysis: descriptive statistics. Analytical study: logistic regression was used to analyze the errors made and knowledge of what constitutes a medication error with respect to age, the number of years worked, specialty, type of contract, length of working day, attitudes to errors, and knowledge of the process of reporting errors. Results: 64% of the nurses reported they had made a medication error at least once. Only 18.7% had full and accurate knowledge of what constitutes a medication error. Significant associations were found between age and making medication errors, as well as between age and the number of years worked and complete knowledge of what constitutes a medication error. Conclusions: Nurses were willing to talk about medication errors and saw training as a key element in helping them know what constitutes an error and understanding the whole process of medication administration.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)6-12
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Calidad Asistencial
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Culture
  • Knowledge
  • Medication error
  • Nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Actitudes, conocimientos y creencias de los profesionales de enfermería sobre errores de medicación. / Díaz-Navarlaz, María Teresa; Seguí-Gómez, María.

In: Revista de Calidad Asistencial, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 6-12.

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Díaz-Navarlaz, María Teresa ; Seguí-Gómez, María. / Actitudes, conocimientos y creencias de los profesionales de enfermería sobre errores de medicación. In: Revista de Calidad Asistencial. 2006 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 6-12.
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