Reporting of medication errors by pediatric nurses.

  title={Reporting of medication errors by pediatric nurses.},
  author={Karen M Stratton and Mary A. Blegen and Ginette Alyce Pepper and Thomas C. Vaughn},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  volume={19 6},
Medication administration errors can threaten patient outcomes and are a dimension of patient safety directly linked to nursing care. Children are particularly vulnerable to medication errors because of their unique physiology and developmental needs. This descriptive study surveyed a convenience sample of 57 pediatric and 227 adult hospital nurses regarding their perceptions of the proportion of medication errors reported on their units, why medication errors occur, and why medication errors… CONTINUE READING
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