Nurses’ knowledge of commonly used drugs: a clinical audit
Chris Morrow-Frost Charge nurse and A&E team leader, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
CHRIS MORROW-FROST reports on how personal experience of drug errors led to a Clinical audit in a&e and the implementation of a drug teaching project
As a newly qualified nurse in a busy A&E department, I made two relatively minor drug errors in my first week. These incidents indicated a deficit in my knowledge and I realised that, as a nursing student, I had received little formal pharmacological training.
Emergency Nurse. 13, 10, 32-37. doi: 10.7748/en2006.03.13.10.32.c1209
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