Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2021

Abstract

Safe medication administration and its documentation is a critical issue in patient safety. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational offering aimed at improving nursing knowledge of proper medication administration and documentation at XXX Hospital. Over the course of a two-week period, a prerecorded PowerPoint educational offering was completed by nine out of a possible 24 nurses at XXX Hospital. The presentation covered learning objectives, rights of medication administration, common medication errors, proper patient identification, and proper order of medication administration. A five-question pre-test survey and a five-question post-test survey were used to evaluate the effectiveness of the educational offering. The post-test survey scores increased to 100% for questions one-four, and the fifth question average score decreased to 89%. The results of the survey suggest there was a general improvement in the understanding of safe medication administration and documentation. The added rights to medication administration of right documentation and right reason should reduce medication errors in the United States health care setting.

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