Title

When the 5 Rights Go Wrong: Medication Errors from the Nursing Perspective

Department

Sociology & Criminal Justice

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2010

Abstract

This study describes nurses' perceptions about how and why medication errors occur and their personal experiences with medication errors. A survey was mailed to a random sample of registered nurses. Two hundred and two responded. Of those, 158 (78%) nurses admitted making medication errors and provided details about these errors. This study, by providing the perspective of frontline nurses, contributes to the body of knowledge on medication errors.

Journal

Journal of Nursing Care Quality

Journal ISSN

1057-3631

Volume

25

Issue

3

First Page

240

Last Page

247

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181d5b948