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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 7, Part E (2018)

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding medication error among staff nurses working in civil hospital, Panchkula, Haryana

Author(s)
Panchal R Anu, Shivani, Bansal Shilpa, Sneha, Sonali, Sweta, Rani Sweta, Urmila, Vimla and Ebiya Yami
Abstract
Introduction: Medication errors are among the most common health threatening mistakes that affect patient care. Medication errors are considered as a global problem. According to Harvard study in India (2016) by Dr. Girdhar Jha Gyani shows that 5.2 million medical errors are happening in India annually. Medication error can be happened in different steps of medication process, but considerable numbers of error occur during medication administration that registered nurse play a vital role in it because their responsibility for administering drug in the hospital. Therefore this study is to assess the knowledge regarding medication error among staff nurses. Methods and Materials: This Current study using descriptive design was conducted to assess the knowledge regarding medication error among staff nurses in civil hospital Panchkula, Haryana, India. The non-experimental research design was adopted for the study with 100 staff nurses were selected by using non-probability convenient sampling technique. The data was collected using self-structured knowledge questionnaire was adopted for the study. Results: Data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics. Mean knowledge score of study participants was found to be 12.18±2.57. Knowledge score significant with age (0.005), year of experience (0.020), designation of staff (0.001). Conclusion: Based on study findings, it is concluded that 6% staff nurses had very good knowledge, 67% staff nurses had good knowledge and 26% staff nurses had average knowledge and 1% staff nurses had poor knowledge regarding medication error.
Pages: 322-323  |  160 Views  17 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Panchal R Anu, Shivani, Bansal Shilpa, Sneha, Sonali, Sweta, Rani Sweta, Urmila, Vimla and Ebiya Yami. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding medication error among staff nurses working in civil hospital, Panchkula, Haryana. 2018; 4(7): 322-323.
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