A secondary care nursing perspective on medication administration safety

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dc.contributor.author McBride-Henry, K
dc.contributor.author Foureur, M
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:34:04Z
dc.date.issued 2007-10
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2007, 60 (1), pp. 58 - 66
dc.identifier.issn 0309-2402
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4598
dc.description.abstract Aim. This paper is a report of a study to explore how nurses in a secondary care environment understand medication administration safety and the factors that contribute to, or undermine, safe practice during this process. Background. Medication safety is an important issue in which acute care nurses are actively involved on a daily basis. International research highlights that, despite attempts to maintain patient safety during this process, many errors are made. Method. Data were collected in 2005 using three focus groups of nurses that formed part of a larger study examining organizational safety and medication administration from a nursing perspective. A narrative approach was employed to analyse the transcripts. Findings. Participants had good understandings of organizational culture in relation to medication safety and recognized the importance of effective multi-disciplinary teams in maintaining a safe environment for patients. Despite this, they acknowledged that not all systems work well, and offered a variety of ways to improve current medication practices. Conclusion. These findings highlight the meaningful contribution nurses can make to patient safety and emphasize the importance of including the nursing voice in any quality improvement initiatives. Researchers must seek nurses' opinions on safe medication practice in order that medication safety can be improved. Local contexts may influence medication safety in ways that only nurses can identify. When addressing the issue of medication safety, it is important to focus nursing research on both the macro and the micro contexts. © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04378.x
dc.title A secondary care nursing perspective on medication administration safety
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Advanced Nursing
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 60
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford en_US
dc.publocation Dunedin, New Zealand
dc.identifier.startpage 58 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 66 en_US
dc.cauo.name Midwifery, Child and Family Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 998369
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.date.activity 2007-12-03
dc.location.activity ISI:000249130600007 en_US
dc.location.activity Dunedin, New Zealand
dc.description.keywords empirical research report, focus groups, medication administration, narrative, nursing, patient safety, quality improvement, secondary care en_US
dc.description.keywords empirical research report, focus groups, medication administration, narrative, nursing, patient safety, quality improvement, secondary care
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Acute Disease
dc.description.keywords Focus Groups
dc.description.keywords Medication Errors
dc.description.keywords Safety
dc.description.keywords Attitude of Health Personnel
dc.description.keywords Medication Systems, Hospital
dc.description.keywords Nursing Staff, Hospital
dc.description.keywords Organizational Culture
dc.description.keywords Nursing Process
dc.description.keywords Delivery of Health Care
dc.description.keywords Interdisciplinary Communication
dc.description.keywords Empirical research report
dc.description.keywords Focus groups
dc.description.keywords Medication administration
dc.description.keywords Narrative
dc.description.keywords Nursing
dc.description.keywords Patient safety
dc.description.keywords Quality improvement
dc.description.keywords Secondary care
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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