Nurses’ willingness to report medication administration errors in Saudi Arabia

Almutary, Hayfa & Lewis, Peter (2012) Nurses’ willingness to report medication administration errors in Saudi Arabia. Quality Management in Health Care, 21(3), pp. 119-126.

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Abstract

Reporting of medication administration errors (MAEs) is one means by which health care facilities monitor their practice in an attempt to maintain the safest patient environment. This study examined the likelihood of registered nurses (RNs) reporting MAEs when working in Saudi Arabia. It also attempted to identify potential barriers in the reporting of MAE. This study found that 63% of RNs raised concerns about reporting of MAEs in Saudi Arabia—nursing administration was the largest impediment affecting nurses' willingness to report MAEs. Changing attitude to a non-blame system and implementation of anonymous reporting systems may encourage a greater reporting of MAEs.

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ID Code: 57256
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1097/QMH.0b013e31825e86c8
ISSN: 1063-8628
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
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 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 21 Feb 2013 03:24
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2014 02:23

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