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:: Volume 10, Issue 1 (Military Caring Sciences 2023) ::
MCS 2023, 10(1): 69-78 Back to browse issues page
Frequency and Causes of Medication Errors in Nursing Intern Students in the Field in Sistan and Baluchistan
Kimiya Sabagh1 , Nezar Ghanbarzehi2 , Nastaran Heydarikhayat * 3, Farshid Alazmani noodeh4
1- Bachelor of nursing, student research committee, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran
2- Instructor, Nursing  Department  , Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran
3- PhD, Nursing  Department, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran
4- PhD in Nursing, Assistant Professor, Critical Care Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Clinical errors are an important issue in the care and health fields. Nursing students may also make more mistakes than nurses due to their low experience and skills.
Objective: The aim of this descriptive study was to determine the frequency and causes associated with medication errors in internship nursing in Sistan and Baluchistan Provinces.
Material and Methods: This research was a descriptive cross-sectional study. In total, 102 nursing intern students in the field in the seventh and eighth semesters of Sistan and Baluchistan province participated in the study by census method. The data collection instrument was a three-part researcher-made questionnaire including demographic characteristics, details related to medication error, and causes of medication errors. Data was analyzed by SPSS statistical software version 19 and with descriptive statistics including mean, and standard deviation and inferential statistics like Mann-Whitney U test, Chi-square and Kruskall-Wallis test.
Results: 79 (77.2%) ofstudents reported medication error. Error due to unfamiliarity with the brand name of drugs (44.1%), incorrect time of administration of the drug (37.3%) and giving the drug drawn in the syringe without checking the patients’ record or doctor’s prescription (33.3%) were the most common types of medication errors. Doctor’s handwriting (58.8%) was the most common cause of medication errors by students.
Conclusion: Most students reported the medication error, which is an alarm. It is necessary to hold pre-internship courses to review drug categories, brands and calculate the dose of drugs and reading the physician’s orders to prevent medication errors.
Keywords: Internship, Medication Error, Nurse, Nursing Student
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Pediatric Nursing
Received: 2021/12/24 | Accepted: 2022/06/20 | Published: 2023/10/2
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Research code: IR.IRSHUMS.REC.1399.006
Ethics code: IR.IRSHUMS.REC.1399.006

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Sabagh K, ghanbarzehi N, heydarikhayat N, Alazmani noodeh F. Frequency and Causes of Medication Errors in Nursing Intern Students in the Field in Sistan and Baluchistan. MCS 2023; 10 (1) :69-78
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