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Submitted: 14 September 2017 Modified: 14 September 2017

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Compliance to Safe Medication Administration of Nurses at Bicol Medical Center, Naga City .

Researchers

NameRole
1Kristine A. Velasco Researcher

Related Institutions

Institutions NameRole
Universidad De Sta. Isabel

Publication Information

1.
Publication Type:
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree:
BS
Publication Date:
2011

Objectives

The Study aimed to determine the compliance to safe medication of nurses at Bicol Medical Center. It sought answers to the following questions: 1) What are the characteristics of the nurses in terms of: Age, Sex, Position, Length of service, Educational qualification, Relevant trainings/seminars attended? 2) What is the extent of compliance of the nurses to safe medication administration along the following areas in the different wards as observed by the researchers and experienced by the nurses themselves: Verifying doctor's order, Transcribing, Preparing, verifying patients name, Administering, Documenting, and Monitoring? 3) Are there significant differences in the extent of compliance to safe medication administration of nurses in the given areas and along the researchers' observation and the nurses' experiences? 4) What are the nurses' problem in complying with safe medication administration along the identified areas? 5) Are the staff nurses' extent of compliance to safe medication administration significantly correlated with their: a Selected characteristics; b Nurses' problems? 6) What intervention program may be recommended to maintain the compliance to safe medication administration of nurses?

Abstract

The Study aimed to determine the compliance to safe medication of nurses at Bicol Medical Center. It sought answers to the following questions: 1) What are the characteristics of the nurses in terms of: Age, Sex, Position, Length of service, Educational qualification, Relevant trainings/seminars attended? 2) What is the extent of compliance of the nurses to safe medication administration along the following areas in the different wards as observed by the researchers and experienced by the nurses themselves: Verifying doctor's order, Transcribing, Preparing, verifying patients name, Administering, Documenting, and Monitoring? 3) Are there significant differences in the extent of compliance to safe medication administration of nurses in the given areas and along the researchers' observation and the nurses' experiences? 4) What are the nurses' problem in complying with safe medication administration along the identified areas? 5) Are the staff nurses' extent of compliance to safe medication administration significantly correlated with their: a Selected characteristics; b Nurses' problems? 6) What intervention program may be recommended to maintain the compliance to safe medication administration of nurses?

The study adopted the Benners' Model of Skill Acquisition in Nursing: From Novice to Expert (2009). The descriptive-comparative-correlational study was employed. The respondents were 60 nurses from the selected wards during the time of study. These nurses were classified as Permanent staff nurse, SPN, OVG, and PN Heals. The researcher likewise made use a validated researcher made-questionnaire conducted an observation as a tool for gathering data.

The descriptive method was used to find out the profile of the respondents regarding their age, sex, position, length of service, educational qualification and relevant training/seminars attended. It was also used to find out the compliance to safe medication administration along the different areas and the problems met by nurses in medication administration.


 


The comparative method was used to establish whether the researchers' observation and nurses' experiences on the compliance to safe medication administration differ along the verifying doctor's order, transcribing, preparing, verifying patient's name, administering, documenting and monitoring.


 


Correlation method was used to ascertain whether there is significant correlation in the nurse' compliance to safe medication administration with their selected characteristics and nurses' problems.


 


 


The following conclusions as revealed by the findings of the study were: 1) most of the nurses in the selected areas at Bicol Medical Center are novice as described by Benner (2009).  There are more female nurses than the males. Majority of the nurses were RN Heals with less than a year of experience, BSN degree holder and attained 1-24 hours of relevant training/ seminars attended. (2) It was found out that compliance to safe medication administration of nurses along the following areas in selected wards as observed by the researcher and experience by the nurses themselves were always complied. The extent of compliance to safe medication administration of the respondents along the identified areas resulted to always complied in the general result but indicators such as preparing and documenting were rated as sometimes complied. (3) Data also revealed that there are significant differences in the compliance to safe medication administration in the different areas according to nurses' experience researchers' observation. (4) Generally, the nurses' problems are barely experienced however, indicators gathering the highest mean as interpreted as sometimes experienced. The significant correlation between extent of compliance to safe medication of nurses are nurses' problems is significant. (5) Results revealed significant correlation exists between the compliance to safe medication administration and selected characteristics: significant correlation of age along documenting and monitoring; educational qualification along monitoring; relevant training/seminar attended along verifying patient's name and monitoring; position along verifying doctors order, transcribing, documenting and monitoring. However, sex is not correlated in complying with safe medication administration. (7) As an output of the finding, a proposed intervention program was designed by the researcher to further improve the compliance to safe medication administration.