Nurses' perceptions of how physical environment affects medication errors in acute care settings.

@article{Mahmood2011NursesPO,
  title={Nurses' perceptions of how physical environment affects medication errors in acute care settings.},
  author={Atiya Mahmood and Habib S Chaudhury and Maria Alexandra Ferreira Valente},
  journal={Applied nursing research : ANR},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={229-37}
}
The work that nurses perform in hospital environments is physically and psychologically intense, with the potential for burnout and stress. This issue is compounded by crowded and poorly designed work spaces in nursing units that can contribute to medical mistakes, including medication errors. This article is based on a study that examined the nurses' perception of how the physical environment in hospitals affects medication errors. Literature suggests that reduction of staff stress can be… CONTINUE READING

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