Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi University, Turkey
Approval Date: 2018
Thesis Language: Turkish
Student: Ayşe Sinem Taş
Consultant: ZEHRA GÖÇMEN BAYKARAAbstract:
Nurses play an important role in preventing medication errors. This study was conducted descriptively for the purpose of determining nursing interventions aimed at preventing drug errors. The study was carried out in Gazi University Health Research and Application Center Gazi Hospital and Memorial Ankara Hospital. In order to conduct the study, we received an ethical committee approval, written permissions from the institutions and consents from nurses. The data were collected using an introductory characteristics form, characteristics form concerning drug errors of nurses, form concerning precautions taken by nurses to prevent drug errors and institutional precautions form for preventing drug errors. Nurses applying active drugs were included in the study. The acquired data were evaluated using percentage, mean, standard deviation, One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Kruskal Wallis and correlation analysis. As a result of the study, it was determined that 87,2% of nurses always checked the name of a patient, names of drugs, dose of drugs and methods of application, whereas 8% seldomly investigated how to prepare drugs properly according to their characteristics. Concerning the precautions to be taken by institutions; 96,6% of nurses suggested to increase the number of nurses. It was determined that nurses who had done master degree, chosen their profession willingly and were pleased with their profession had more interventions aimed at preventing drug errors than other nurses (p<0,05). In the study that as the precautions taken by institutions increased, precautions of nurses decreased. 96.6% of the nurses ' views on the measures to be taken by the institutions suggested that the number of nurses should be increased. As a consequence, it is recommended to develop standards on drug applications, use advancing technology in institutions, expand lessons or subjects concerning drug applications in the basic nursing curriculum and increase in-service trainings.