Factors influencing paediatric nurses' responses to medication administration

Davis, Leigh, Ware, Robert S., McCann, Damhnat, Keogh, Samantha and Watson, Karen (2010) Factors influencing paediatric nurses' responses to medication administration. Quality and Safety In Health Care, 19 5: 1-3. doi:10.1136/qshc.2008.028852


Author Davis, Leigh
Ware, Robert S.
McCann, Damhnat
Keogh, Samantha
Watson, Karen
Title Factors influencing paediatric nurses' responses to medication administration
Journal name Quality and Safety In Health Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1475-3898
Publication date 2010-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/qshc.2008.028852
Volume 19
Issue 5
Start page 1
End page 3
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher B M J Group
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective To evaluate the importance of contextual and policy factors on nurses' judgement 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' judgements 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' judgement in response to hypothetical scenarios.
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Keyword Adverse drug events
Errors
Perceptions
Inpatients
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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