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Journal Article > Study
Factors influencing a nurse's decision to question medication administration in a neonatal clinical care unit.
Aydon L, Hauck Y, Zimmer M, Murdoch J. J Clin Nurs. 2016;25:2468-2477.
Efforts to improve medication safety in hospital settings often target nurses, such as utilizing barcode medication administration or limiting interruptions during nurses' medication administration tasks. Nurses can also support medication safety by speaking up about medication orders that appear to be incorrect. In this interview study, neonatal intensive care unit nurses were asked to describe scenarios in which they did and did not question medication administration. Investigators found that nurses spoke up about medication administration because of concern for patients and when they felt confident in their medication knowledge. Nurses' work environment could bolster or hinder questioning of medication administration. Interventions to support a positive safety culture and to enhance nurses' medication knowledge could reinforce safe medication administration.
"60 Minutes." CBS News Video. March 16, 2008.
This news video features an interview with Dennis and Kimberly Quaid discussing the dangers of medical errors in the context of a near fatal heparin overdose of their twin infants at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Journal Article > Commentary
Simpson KR. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2006;35:432-442.
The author discusses four methods for measuring patient safety—structure measures, process measures, outcome measures, and safety attitude and climate surveys.