Volume 4, Issue 2 (6-2022)                   Tabari Biomed Stu Res J 2022, 4(2): 31-39 | Back to browse issues page

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1- School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
2- Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
3- School of Health, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.
4- Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
Introduction: Medication errors are common in the emergency department and intensive care units, but they can be reduced with a series of appropriate planning. The study goal was to investigate the causes and extent of medication errors among the emergency and intensive care unit nurses.
Material and Methods: This study was done as a review. In the present study, the studies were searched in Persian and English language databases such as SID, Magiran, Iran medex, Scopus and PubMed with the keywords such as medication error, nurses, emergency department, intensive care unit, nurse department, wrong medication, emergency nurse, and special department were searched in databases. The inclusion criteria were the articles dealing with the medication errors among the ICU nurses and the emergency departments. In order to review the present study articles, the year limit from 2014-2022 were applied. The exclusion criteria were the review articles.
Results: The results showed that overwork, fatigue, deficiency of staff, illegible instructions, insufficient knowledge, physicians’ illegible handwriting, and night shifts, similar classification of drugs have been the causes of medication errors among the nurses.
Conclusion: According to the findings of the study, it is suggested to hold re-training classes periodically and to have the number of staff proportionate to the needs of the department so that imposing too much workload on staff is avoided.
Type of Study: Review | Subject: Nursing
Published: 2022/06/17 | ePublished: 2022/06/17

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