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Mary A. Blegen, PhD, RN; Ginette A. Pepper, PhD, RN; May 2006
A nursing student administers the wrong 'cup' of medications to an elderly man. A different student discovered the error when she reviewed the medicines in her patient's cup and noticed they were the wrong ones.
Journal Article > Study
Characteristics of medication errors made by students during the administration phase: a descriptive study.
Wolf ZR, Hicks R, Serembus JF. J Prof Nurs. 2006;22:39-51.
The authors analyzed reports of drug administration errors by nursing students. They found that omission errors were most common and that student inexperience and distraction were contributing factors.