Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14279/29575
Title: Exploring Nurses' Perceptions of Medication Error Risk Factors: Findings From a Sequential Qualitative Study
Authors: Savva, Georgios 
Papastavrou, Evridiki 
Charalambous, Andreas 
Vryonides, Stavros 
Merkouris, Anastasios 
Major Field of Science: Medical and Health Sciences
Field Category: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Keywords: Cyprus;Drug safety;Focus groups;Medical wards;Medication errors;Nurses;Thematic analysis
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2022
Source: Global qualitative nursing research, 2022, vol. 9, pp. 1-12
Volume: 9
Start page: 1
End page: 12
Journal: Global qualitative nursing research 
Abstract: A focus group study was conducted to explore nurses' perceptions of medication administration error associated factors in two medical wards of a tertiary hospital. Nurses were invited to participate in focus group discussions. Thematic analysis was employed and identified four themes: professional practice environment related factors, person-related factors, drug-related factors, and processes and procedures. Staffing, interruptions, system failures, insufficient leadership, and patient acuity were perceived as risk factors for medication errors. The findings of this study complement the findings of an observational study which investigated medication administration errors in the same setting. Although some findings were similar, important risk factors were identified only through focus group discussions with nurses. Nurses' perceptions of factors influencing medication administration errors provide important considerations in addressing factors that contribute to errors and for improving patient safety.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14279/29575
ISSN: 2333-3936
DOI: 10.1177/23333936221094857
Rights: © The Author(s)
Type: Article
Affiliation : Ministry of Health 
Cyprus University of Technology 
University of Turku 
State Health Services Organization, Republic of Cyprus 
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