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MEDICATION ERRORS: KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF NURSES IN AJMAN, UAE

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Author(s): JOLLY JOHNSON | MERLIN THOMAS

Journal: Reviews of Progress
ISSN 2321-3485

Volume: 1;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 8;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Medication Errors | Knowledge | Attitude | Nurses

ABSTRACT
Objectives:This study was conducted to assess the knowledge and attitude of practicing nurses onmedication administration and medication errors.Materials and Methods:A questionnaire assessing knowledge on medication errors and attitude of the stafftowards medication errors was distributed to 170 nurses working in Gulf Medical CollegeHospital, Ajman.Analyses were made by appropriate statistical test procedures.Results:In the present study, 67.1% possessed the qualification of GNM (explain) and the remainingwere graduates. Twenty one questions were asked to elicit the knowledge regarding medicationerrors. Mean knowledge score was 15.1±2.6 among participants with graduate level educationwhereas it was 14.2±2.8 for those with GNM as education level.
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