Medication Error Interview. Please help!

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    Hi, I'm a first semester nursing student and need to do a medication error interview report. I have questions for Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse/Nurse Manager/Supervisor. The interview is strictly confidential and all I would be using is your initials. I need as many inputs I can get, so if you can help me, I would be forever grateful for your kindness! I don't think I can post my email here, so you can PM me! Thank you!

    This is for the Staff Nurses:

    Initials ___ Age of Nurse ___
    Length of time in nursing __________

    1. What did you learn about medication errors in your nursing program?
    2. What are your beliefs about the cause and frequency of medication errors?
    3. How often do you believe nurses do not report medication errors? What are the reasons?
    4. Can you describe a medication error that happened on your nursing unit? How did it occur?
    5. What is the procedure when a medication error occurs?
    6. What do you feel would be the most helpful information to a new graduate to prevent or lower the incidence of medication errors?
    7. How are medication error reports used to continuously improve the care of their clients?
    8. What do you do to prevent medication errors?
    9. My teacher told us (in a past lecture) that medication errors practically happen with all nurses at least once in their career. If that is true, what were you feeling/thinking when this happened to you?

    Okay, the following questions are for Charge Nurse/Nurse Manager/Supervisors:

    Initials ___ Age of Nurse ____
    Length of time in nursing _____
    Length of time as supervisor/manager ____

    1. What is the frequency of medication errors in your area of responsibility?
    2. What are your responsibilities when an error occurs?
    3. Did you have to develop educational plans or give letters of counseling because of medication errors?
    4. What hospital committee makes decisions concerning medication errors?
    5. What advice do you have for a new graduate nurse?
    6. How are medication errors traced by nursing to find causes and improve client care?
    7. What do you do to prevent medication errors?
    8. My teacher told us (in a past lecture) that medication errors practically happen with all nurses at least once in their career. If that is true, what were you feeling/thinking when this happened to you?
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    Did your supervisor give you reasonable time to administer medications or was she/he running from one task to another?
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    Quote from hassled
    Did your supervisor give you reasonable time to administer medications or was she/he running from one task to another?
    I'm sorry, I don't understand what you are asking. Can you please clarify? I'm a first year nursing student and am not working at a hospital, so I don't have a supervisor. Perhaps you are referring to my professor as the supervisor? Please advise.
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    Is this an essay, project, research infomation gathering thing
    OR
    Have YOU actually made a medication error?
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    judging by the first paragraph she is a first semester student trying to find out real life scenarios of med errors
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    Oh, I'm sorry I wasn't clear. I'm a first semester nursing student and am doing a research on medication error. This is a learning tool for us (students) to become familiar with the real work world of nursing.
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    This forum is Googled around the world and is not the place for anyone to be describing any type of errors that were made. The internet is not as anonymous as one would think and could make someone subject to being investigated by a BON.

    If someone wishes to respond to you privately that is one thing, otherwise, please be very careful for those of you that do respond to these questions here.
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    I didn't realize the questions may result in someone being investigated and I clearly don't want that to happen. Can you just remove this thread or end it? Thanks.
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    Sorry I assumed you had made a med error and were in trouble. Glad to hear you aren't.


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