Accurate and safe medication administration is an important aspect in the everyday care of the hospitalized patient. Patients put their trust and safety into the hands of those providing care and expect that care is provided in a safe and efficient manner. Nurses strive to provide high quality error free, patient care. With adult patients, medication administration accounts for 26% to 32% of hospital medication errors (Koppel, Wetterneck, Telles, & Karsh, 2008). Only 2% of administration errors are corrected before reaching the patient (Dwibedi, et al., 2011). Literature supports that knowledge based medication administration programs reduce medication administration errors (Fowler, Sohler, & Zarillo, 2009). The research question proposed was: What are the perceptions and beliefs of nurses using Knowledge Based Medication Administration (KBMA) bar code scanning processes in regards to patient safety? The design was a quantitative, descriptive study, using a convenience sample. The study site was west-central Illinois hospital. Data were collected and analyzed related to the perceptions and beliefs of the staff nurses using KBMA in regards to patient safety during medication administration processes. Staff nurses were surveyed using a Likert-like scale. Participants accessed the survey via My Netlearning which linked to Survey Monkey. Participation was voluntary and responses were anonymous. Future implications for quality improvement and education are considered.
|Commitee:||Capp, Sheila, Mayville, Karen, Williams, Margie|
|School:||Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 55/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Pharmacy sciences|
|Keywords:||Bar code scanning, Innovation, Knowledge Based Medication Administration, Medication administration, Nurse perception, Patient safety|
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