Evaluation of Medication Error In Intensive Care Unit In Yemeni Hospitals

Khaled. M Alakahli, M and Abdulkarim. K Alzomar, K and Asif Ansari Shaik Mohammad, A (2014) Evaluation of Medication Error In Intensive Care Unit In Yemeni Hospitals. Journal of Applied Pharmacy, 6 (3). pp. 247-251. ISSN 1920-4159

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Abstract

Background: There is scarcity of data about medication errors in the Yemen, hence this study was conducted to detect the medication errors in the medication use process such as prescribing, and administration. Method: A prospective case based observational study of medical and paramedical personnel prescribing and administration of drugs was carried out in ICUs of three tertiary hospitals in Yemen. Results: 87.5% (n=783) of prescribing errors, 12.41% (n=111) of prescription errors were detected for the total 894 errors registered. patients were hospitalized for 216.6±14.0 days and were on Mean±SD of 18.3±21.3 medications per day. The most common physician associated medication error was of incomplete orders (61.7%), monitoring drug errors (50.5%), over dose errors (44.3%) Conclusion: Use of information technology systems may be versatile strategy to prevent medication errors and improve patient safety.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy
Divisions: College of Pharmacy > Pharmacy
Depositing User: KHALED ALAKHALI
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 09:28
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 09:28
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/730

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