Objective: To identify studies that highlighted medication administration problems experienced by parents and children, which also looked at health literacy aspect using a validated tool to assess for literacy. Study design: Ten electronic databases were systematically searched and supplemented by hand searching through reference lists using the following search terms: 1 paediatric, 2 medication error including dosing error, medication administration error, medication safety and medication optimisation and 3 health literacy. Results: Of the records screened, 14 studies were eligible for inclusion. Three analytical themes emerged from the synthesis. The review highlighted that frequencies and magnitudes of dosing errors vary by the measurement tools used, the dose prescribed and by the administration instruction provided.
Consumer Perspective on Personal Health Records: A Review of the Literature
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Kayla H. Michael J. Gaunt, PharmD Sr. Medication Safety Analyst. Corresponding Author Matthew Grissinger. Medication use in the perioperative setting presents unique patient safety challenges compared with other hospital settings.
Aims and objectives: The purpose of this review was to explore what is known about interruptions and distractions on medication administration in the context of undergraduate nurse education. Background: Incidents and errors during the process of medication administration continue to be a substantial patient safety issue in health care settings internationally. Interruptions to the medication administration process have been identified as a leading cause of medication error.
Nurses have a unique role and responsibility in medication administration, in that they are frequently the final person to check to see that the medication is correctly prescribed and dispensed before administration. This is best practiced by nurses directly asking a patient to provide his or her full name aloud, checking medical wristbands if appropriate for matching name and ID number as on a chart. It is advisable not to address patients by first name or surname alone, in the event, there are two or more patients with identical or similar names in a unit. Depending on the unit that a patient may be in, some patients, such as psychiatric patients, may not wear wristbands or may have altered mentation to the point where they are unable to identify themselves correctly.