:: Volume 3, Issue 1 (Spring 2013) ::
J Fasa Univ Med Sci 2013, 3(1): 88-93 Back to browse issues page
ٍEffective factors on the Incidence of medication errors from the nursing staff perspective in various department of Fasa Hospital
Mostafa Bizhani 1, Seyyed Amin Kouhpayeh, Raziyeh Abadi, Ziba Tavacool
1- , bizhani_mostafa@yahoo.com
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 Background and Objective: The incidence of medical errors is deemed one of the unavoidable cases of serious threats to the health and safety of patients. This study aimed to determine the factors influencing medication errors from the perspective of the nursing staff.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive -analytic study recruited 80 nurses working in various wards in Fasa Hospital. The nurses were selected via the availability sampling method, and their perspective on factors affecting medication errors was gathered using a questionnaire designed for this study. The data were analyzed with SPSS-15 software.


 Results: The most important causes of medication errors were work fatigue, low nurse-to-patient ratio, long working hours, high density of work in units, and doing other tasks. Other variables such as age and gender as well as factors effective on the incidence of medication errors are mentioned in the full text.

Conclusion: From the nurses’ standpoint, workload and the patient-to-nurse ratio were the most significant factors leading to medication errors.

Keywords: Nursing, Medication errors, Effective factors
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursery
Received: 2012/10/6 | Accepted: 2013/03/14 | Published: 2013/09/14

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