Factors influencing paediatric nurses' responses to medication administration
Davis, Leigh M., Ware, Robert S. , McCann, Damhnat , Keogh, Samantha, & Watson, Karen (2010) Factors influencing paediatric nurses' responses to medication administration. Quality and Safety in Health Care.
Objective: To evaluate the importance of contextual and policy factors on nurses’ judgment about medication administration practice.----------
Design: A questionnaire survey of responses to a number of factorial vignettes in June 2004. These vignettes considered a combination of seven contextual and policy factors that were thought to influence nurses’ judgments relating to medication administration.----------
Participants: 185 (67% of eligible) clinical paediatric nursing staff returned completed questionnaires.---------
Setting: A tertiary paediatric hospital in Brisbane, Australia.----------
Results: Double checking the patient, double checking the drug and checking the legality of the prescription were the three strongest predictors of nurses’ actions regarding medication administration.---------
Conclusions: Policy factors and not contextual factors drive nurses’ judgment in response to hypothetical scenarios.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Medication Errors, Questionnaires, Pediatric Nursing, Factorial Vignettes|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 the Authors|
|Copyright Statement:||Produced by BMJ Publishing Group Ltd under licence|
|Deposited On:||16 Apr 2010 10:05|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:24|
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