Simulation of training solution for the prevention of medication errors in the emergency ward

Authors

  • Sorour Khari Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Marzieh Pazokian Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.492497

Keywords:

Emergency ward, Medication error, Nurse, Simulation

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Sorour Khari, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Student Research Committee - School of Nursing and Midwifery

Marzieh Pazokian, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Medical- Surgical Department - School of Nursing and Midwifery

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2022-05-31

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Khari, S., & Pazokian, M. (2022). Simulation of training solution for the prevention of medication errors in the emergency ward . Pharmacy Education, 22(1), p. 492–497. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.492497

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