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Effects of interruptions to nurses during medication administration

03 February 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

Medication errors can occur at any stage of the medication process including prescribing, dispensing, preparation, administration and monitoring (Vincent et al...

The risks of double checking

21 May 2009

Nursing Management

Feature

For many healthcare professionals, particularly nurses, double checking medications is part of the daily routine. However, a study of medication errors and how they...

Medication errors: what hospital reports reveal about staff views

01 March 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Nurses are generally responsible for administering medication to patients and are, therefore, able to monitor or report medication errors. However, nurses can...

Strategies to reduce medication errors with reference to older adults

27 June 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & science

This information on best practice is based on a systematic review (Hodgkinson et al 2006) conducted by the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, formerly a...

Drug calculations part 1: a critique of the formula used by nurses

14 May 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The role of mathematics is integral to nursing practice, and careful and accurate calculations are important to help prevent medication errors. This two-part article...

Strategies to reduce medication errors with reference to older adults

21 June 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This information on best practice is based on a systematic review (Hodgkinson et al 2006) conducted by the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, formerly a...

Reducing medication errors in nursing practice

09 February 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

Medication errors remain one of the most common causes of unintended harm to patients. They contribute to adverse events that compromise patient safety and result in...

Use of checking systems in medicines administration with children and young people

03 April 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

This study aimed to establish which policies are in place for checking medication administration in UK children’s units and to discuss evidence to support the use of...

Maintaining good practice in the administration of medicines to children

09 May 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

This article discusses the role of the children’s nurse in the administration of medicines to children. What is meant by the phrase ‘off label’ is explained, along...

Use of checking systems in medicines administration with children and young people

01 April 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

Feature

This study aimed to establish which policies are in place for checking medication administration in UK children’s units and to discuss evidence to support the use of...