Reasons of Medication Administration Errors’ Occurrence and Remaining Unreported in Pakistan: Nurses’ Perspective
Tanzeel Ahmed, Qaiser Iqbal, Muhammad Ammar, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Minhas
Objective: The study is aimed at evaluating the reasons of medication administration errors occurrence and not reporting in Pakistan in the light of nurses’ regular drug administration process.
Methodology: Cross Sectional review based investigation was done in Bolan Medical Complex Hospital Quetta, Pakistan. The pre-consent was taken from all the nurses who agreed to participate in research. The total number of 200 questioners were distributed to the nursing staff of the Bolan Medical Complex Hospital Quetta, Pakistan. The 180 questioners were returned out of which 7 questioners were excluded from the examination because of the inadequacy. The remaining 168 questioners were considered in the examination. All data were gathered, coded, classified and factual examination is performed by SPSS 20.
Result: For the reasons, why medication administration errors occur, most of the nurses (133=79.2%) consented to the statement, “There is no relaxed method to look up evidence on medicines”. For the reasons, why medication administration not reporting, most of the nurses (154=91.7%) agreed to the statement, “The patients believe that medicines are given accurately as per instruction”.
Conclusion: The reasons why medication administration errors occur, include: hard to pick up data taking drugs blunders, messy medicine request, and Pharmacist not being accessible for 24 hours. The factors clarifying why staff nurses may not report medicine mistakes, include: uplifting desire from nurses, blunder definition reasons, and fear from the patient family, doctor and nursing administration.