Volume 14, Number 3 (9-2015)                   jhosp 2015, 14(3): 101-110 | Back to browse issues page


XML Persian Abstract Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

jaafaripooyan E, Madady Z. Nursing Medication Errors: Causes and Solutions (A Review Study). jhosp. 2015; 14 (3) :101-110
URL: http://jhosp.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5325-en.html

1- Assistant Professor School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences , jaafaripooyan@tums.ac.ir
2- Msc School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (3774 Views)

Background: Patient safety is one of the key principals to the trust in any health care system nowadays. Medication errors, as a key safety threatening factors, could increase patients’ length of stay and healthcare costs in hospitals and might lead into injury and finally death. Therefore, this study seeks to compare the incidence and proposed solutions of Iran and selected countries in order for preventing medication errors.

Materials and Methods: This applicable study is a review article searching in such databases as SID, IranMedex, Pubmed, and Scopus to identify and select its related papers. At last, 25 studies were considered for this study.

Results: According to the results of studies, shortage of nurses, nurses’ inexperience, job stress, physicians’ handwriting and lack of information on medications were the highly frequent incidence causes. Training courses on medicine dispensing and hands-on training were the most important solution.

Conclusion: Given the existing gap between the medication errors incidence rate of Iran and selected countries, the latter’s experiences such as transparency and responsibility and active role of hospital pharmacies could be utilized by the former.

Full-Text [PDF 241 kb]   (1525 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: کیفیت خدمات و ایمنی بیمار در بیمارستان
Received: 2014/07/19 | Accepted: 2015/07/21 | Published: 2015/09/20

Add your comments about this article : Your username or email:
Write the security code in the box

Send email to the article author


© 2017 All Rights Reserved | Journal of Hospital

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb