Nurses’ Perceptions on the Implementation of a Safe Drug Administration Protocol and Its Effect on Error Notification

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Title: Nurses’ Perceptions on the Implementation of a Safe Drug Administration Protocol and Its Effect on Error Notification
Authors: Escandell Rico, Francisco Miguel | Perpiñá-Galvañ, Juana | Pérez-Fernández, Lucía | Sanjuan-Quiles, Angela | Gómez-Beltrán, Piedras Albas | Ramos-Pichardo, Juan Diego
Research Group/s: Gestión de Servicios de Enfermería (GESE) | Person-centred Care and Health Outcomes Innovation / Atención centrada en la persona e innovación en resultados de salud (PCC-HOI) | Salud Pública
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería
Keywords: Adverse events | Protocol | Patient safety | Quality of care | Medications
Knowledge Area: Enfermería
Issue Date: 2-Apr-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Escandell-Rico FM, Perpiñá-Galvañ J, Pérez-Fernández L, Sanjuán-Quiles Á, Gómez-Beltrán PA, Ramos-Pichardo JD. Nurses’ Perceptions on the Implementation of a Safe Drug Administration Protocol and Its Effect on Error Notification. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(7):3718. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073718
Abstract: Patient safety and quality of care are fundamental pillars in the health policies of various governments and international organizations. The purpose of this study is to evaluate nurses’ perceptions on the degree of implementation of a protocol for the standardization of care and to measure its influence on notification of adverse events related to the administration of medications. This comparative study used data obtained from questionnaires completed by 180 nurses from medical and surgical units. Our analyses included analysis of variance and regression models. We observe that the responses changed unevenly over time in each group, finding significant differences in all comparisons. The mean response rating was increased at 6 months in the intervention group, and this level was maintained at 12 months. With the new protocol, a total of 246 adverse events and 481 incidents without harm was reported. Thus, actions such as the use of protocols and event notification systems should be implemented to improve quality of care and patient safety.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/114075
ISSN: 1661-7827 (Print) | 1660-4601 (Online)
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18073718
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073718
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