Journal Article

Paediatric nurses' adherence to the double-checking process during medication administration in a children's hospital: an observational study.

Alsulami Z; Choonara I; Conroy S.

On many hospital wards, standard policy calls for two nurses to double-check medications prior to administration, despite a lack of consistent evidence supporting this strategy. In this prospective observational study, pediatric nurses independently double-checked only 30% of drug administrations and adherence varied between weekdays and weekends.