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Nurses’ willingness to report medication administration errors in Saudi Arabia

By Hayfa Almutary and Peter Lewis

Abstract

Reporting of medication administration errors (MAEs) is one means by which health care facilities monitor their practice in an attempt to maintain the safest patient environment. This study examined the likelihood of registered nurses (RNs) reporting MAEs when working in Saudi Arabia. It also attempted to identify potential barriers in the reporting of MAE. This study found that 63% of RNs raised concerns about reporting of MAEs in Saudi Arabia—nursing administration was the largest impediment affecting nurses' willingness to report MAEs. Changing attitude to a non-blame system and implementation of anonymous reporting systems may encourage a greater reporting of MAEs

Topics: 110000 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, 111000 NURSING
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1097/QMH.0b013e31825e86c8
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:57256

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