Medication Errors and Obstacles of Reporting: Jordanian Nurses’ Perspectives
Medication errors directly affect the safety of patients. This study was designed to identify the perceived number of medication errors that have been made by Jordanian nurses throughout their career. It also was aimed to identify the frequent perceived causes of medication errors and frequently perceived obstacles to reporting medication errors.
Purposes of this study also include detecting the percentage of medication errors reporting to the nurse manager as perceived by Jordanian nurses, and classifying the clinical scenarios as a medication error or not and which of them are reportable to the nurse manager or/and physician. This study also was aimed to identify the relationship between the number of recalled medication errors and selected demographic characteristics of Jordanian nurses.
A descriptive cross-sectional design was used in this study. Data were collected from 245 Jordanian registered nurses by contacting them on their electronic mail addresses.
Our study aimed to examine the Jordanian nurses’ perceptions about the number of recalled medication errors they committed, the frequent perceived causes of medication errors, obstacles of reporting medication errors and the percentage of medication errors reporting to the nurse manager.