Simulation of training solution for the prevention of medication errors in the emergency ward
Keywords:Emergency ward, Medication error, Nurse, Simulation
Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of simulation training on nurses' drug errors in the hospital emergency ward in Iran.
Methods: This quasi-experimental research was conducted over six months. The statistical population, who entered the study through a census, consisted of 52 nurses working in the emergency department of Imam Hossein Hospital. Data collection tools included a demographic questionnaire and Wakefield's drug error questionnaire.
Results: The mean and standard deviation of the difference in medication errors before and after the intervention was 0.31. ± 0.55 for non-injectables and 0.18 ± 0.61 for injectable drugs. A yearly increase in nurse working experience was associated with a decrease in medication errors of -1.73.
Conclusion: The present study results showed that simulation training using clinical scenarios for nurses is an efficacious step to prevent drug errors.
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