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Medication safety initiative in reducing medication errors
Journal of Nursing Care Quality (2010)
  • E. E Nguyen
  • P. M Connolly, San Jose State University
  • Vivian K. Wong, San Jose State University
Abstract

The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether a Medication Pass Time Out initiative was effective and sustainable in reducing medication administration errors. A retrospective descriptive method was used for this research, where a structured Medication Pass Time Out program was implemented following staff and physician education. As a result, the rate of interruptions during the medication administration process decreased from 81% to 0. From the observations at baseline, 6 months, and 1 year after implementation, the percent of doses of medication administered without interruption improved from 81% to 99%. Medication doses administered without errors at baseline, 6 months, and 1 year improved from 98% to 100%.

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2010
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E. E Nguyen, P. M Connolly and Vivian K. Wong. "Medication safety initiative in reducing medication errors" Journal of Nursing Care Quality Vol. 25 Iss. 3 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vivian_wong/4/