This study was undertaken to measure the medication error rates associated with verbal orders compared with handwritten and computer-entered orders in an acute-care children's hospital.
All medication and intravenous fluid orders for a 3-month interval were entered into a computer database.
For the same interval, all errors pertaining to the transmission of a medication or intravenous fluid order were also entered into the database.
Errors were detected by the hospital pharmacy, which continuously reviews all inpatient medication and intravenous fluid orders for potential errors before dispensing.
Errors were also detected by nurses on the floors, who submit incident reports when medication or intravenous fluid errors occur.
Mots-clés Pascal : Unité soin intensif, Evaluation, Taux erreur, Ordre, Communication orale, Communication écrite, Transmission information, Prescription médicale, Etude comparative, Médecin, Infirmier, Service hospitalier, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care unit, Evaluation, Error rate, Order, Oral communication, Written communication, Information transmission, Medical prescription, Comparative study, Physician, Nurse, Hospital ward, Health staff
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0052882
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.