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aumj 2018, 7(2): 89-97 Back to browse issues page
Survey of Medication Errors in Operating Rooms Staff with Some organizational and Demographic Characteristics
Robabeh Baha , Sedigheh Nosrati, Mitra Rahimzadeh, Malahat Kamali
Operating Room Group, Para Medicine Faculty, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran , robabebaha@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Medication errors are the factors threatening the safety of patients. Medical errors led to increased mortality, prolonged hospital stay and increased healthcare costs is in the hospital. The aim of this study was to determine of medication errors in operating rooms staff with Some organizational and demographic characteristics
Method: This is a descriptive-analytic study conducted on 201 operating rooms staff of selected hospitals of Alborz University of Medical Sciences. The study population members are staffs who working in the operating room of the Hospital of Alborz University of Medical Sciences. The sampling method wa census and its conducted in 2016. The data were collected using questionnaire. After collection, data analysis was performed by using descriptive- analytical statistical and SPSS version 19.
Findings: The average number of medication errors as in three months per staff was 2.2 and the average of medication errors reported was 0.06. Medication errors (p=0.048) and errors reported (p=0.000) by the operating room staff were significantly correlated with working conditions. The demographic characteristics of employment in different sectors and work experience were associated with medication errors.
Discussion: Regarding the relationship between working conditions with medication errors, Review and understanding of working conditions and adjusted them help reduce medication errors. It seems that health care authorities, in order to reduce these errors should identify the causes and apply strategies.
Keywords: Medication errors, Operating room staff, Drug administration
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/06/15 | Accepted: 2018/06/15 | Published: 2018/06/15
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Baha R, Nosrati S, Rahimzadeh M, Kamali M. Survey of Medication Errors in Operating Rooms Staff with Some organizational and Demographic Characteristics. aumj. 2018; 7 (2) :89-97
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