Evaluation of nurses' errors associated in the preparation and administration of medication in a pediatric intensive care unit.

@article{Schneider1998EvaluationON,
  title={Evaluation of nurses' errors associated in the preparation and administration of medication in a pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={M‐P. Schneider and Jacques Cotting and Andr{\'e} Pannatier},
  journal={Pharmacy World and Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={20},
  pages={178-182}
}
The objectives of this study were to determine the frequency and thetypes of errors which occur regarding the preparation and the administrationof medication and to identify the main causes of these errors in a pediatricintensive care unit (PICU) at the University Hospital in Lausanne(Switzerland). In this prospective study, based on the observationof nurses' activities, the data were collected over a period of 10 weeks.The error classification was based on the American Society of… CONTINUE READING

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