A practical guide to the implementation of an effective incident reporting scheme to reduce medication error on the hospital ward

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dc.contributor.author Webster, Craig en
dc.contributor.author Anderson, DJ en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-17T00:52:34Z en
dc.date.issued 2002-08 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2002, 8 (4), pp. 176 - 183 en
dc.identifier.issn 1322-7114 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/23828 en
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses an anonymous incident reporting scheme to reduce drug administration error on the hospital ward, as part of an effective, non-punitive, systems-focused approach to safety. Drug error is costly in terms of increased hospital stay, resources consumed, patient harm, lives lost and careers ruined. Safety initiatives that focus, not on blaming individuals, but on improving the wider system in which personnel work have been adopted in a number of branches of health care. However, in nursing, blame remains the predominant approach for dealing with error, and the ward has seen little application of the systems approach to safety. Safety interventions founded on an effective incident scheme typically pay for themselves in terms of dollar savings arising from averted harm. Recent calls for greater health-care safety require finding new ways to make drug administration safer throughout the hospital, and the scope for such safety gains on the hospital ward remains considerable. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Nursing Practice en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Medication Errors en
dc.subject Hospitals en
dc.subject Risk Management en
dc.subject Practice Guidelines as Topic en
dc.subject Health Plan Implementation en
dc.title A practical guide to the implementation of an effective incident reporting scheme to reduce medication error on the hospital ward en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1046/j.1440-172x.2002.00368.x en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 176 en
pubs.volume 8 en
dc.identifier.pmid 12100674 en
pubs.end-page 183 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 136713 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Cent Medical & Hlth Sci Educat en
dc.identifier.eissn 1440-172X en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-12-17 en
pubs.dimensions-id 12100674 en

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