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?