Salimi, S and Bayazidi, S and Rahimi, J (2013) NURSES' EXPERIENCES REGARDING ERROR REPORTING PROCESS: FINDINGS OF A QUALITATIVE STUDY. The Journal of Urmia Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, 11 (6). pp. 434-442.

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Medical errors are one of the major challenges threatening the health system all around the world. Regarding the key role of nurse's in the health care system and the importance of the error preventing, it is essential that nurses’ experience of error reporting to be reviewed. The present study was designed and carried out to assess nurses' experience of reporting errors. Materials & Methods: This study is a qualitative research. To investigate nurses' experiences regarding the process of error reporting, semi-structured interviews conducted with 50 nurses who working at two educational governmental hospitals in Urmia. Content analysis was used for data analysis. Results: Four main categories extracted in relation to the results in general. These were: a) Error reporting processes, b) dealing with the reported errors, c) factors that facilitate committing the errors, d) Suggestions for reducing the errors. Conclusion: The findings showed that report of medication errors among nurses is much lower than its actual amount. As reasons for this, nurses pointed to the lack of appropriate feedback and distrust to the system, inappropriate dealing of the managers and the organization with nurse who made the error, the mismatch between intensity of the error and the reaction of the managers, fear from legal punishment and missing the job. The most important factors that affect the incidence of errors were reported: lack of adequate inexperience, workload, multiple work shifts, poor awareness and knowledge of nurses

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: job errors, nurses, qualitative study
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 06:41
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 06:41

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