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Research has linked medication administration error to increased workload, extended work hours, level of care, understaffing, inexperience, skill mix, work shift, and unit type. This poses increased threats to patient safety, yet results are inconclusive because many study findings are contradictory. Prevention of medication administration errors relies on adequate and accurate information concerning their occurrence. Using existing reports to identify incidence of medication administration error and potential causes is difficult, given the under-reporting and the questions concerning validity and reliability of the data.

Bring barcoding to the bedside: Patient safety series, part 1 of 2. Nursing Management, 34(5), 36–40. Ebright, P. , Patterson, E. , & Render, M. L. (2002). The new look approach to patient safety: A guide for clinical nurse specialist leadership. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 16(5), 247–253. Medication-Related Errors 37 Fuqua, R. , & Stevens, K. R. (1988). What we know about medication errors: A literature review. Journal of Nursing Quality Assurance, 3(1), 1–17. Girotti, M. , Tierney, M. , & Brown, S.

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