Journal Article

Nurses' perceived skills and attitudes about updated safety concepts: impact on medication administration errors and practices.

Armstrong GE; Dietrich M; Norman L; Barnsteiner J; Mion L.

Medication administration errors are common and account for a significant fraction of medication errors. This study sought to assess how bedside nurses' reported attitudes and skills with safety practices affect medication administration errors. Researchers determined that system, local, and individual bedside nurse factors contribute to medication administration errors.