Document Type : Brief report
Student Research Committee, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
Clinical Care Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
Associate Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
Associate Professor, Clinical Care Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences,Sanandaj, Iran
Background: Medication error represents one of the parameters of patient safety.
Objectives: The aim of present study was to investigate the effect of the effect of simulation-based debriefing on adherence to correct principles and medication administration competence in nursing students.
Methods: Internship nursing students entered this experimental study using the census method. Afterward, the participants were assigned to intervention (n=18)
and control (n=17) groups. Two methods were employed for data collection, namely observation and self-report questionnaires. The collected data were analyzed using STATA software (version 12) and non-parametric statistical tests.
Results: A significant statistical difference was found between the mean scores of adherence to correct principles of medication administration and medication administration competence before, 2, and 5 weeks after the simulation in the intervention group (P=0.0001).
Conclusion: The results revealed that the simulation-based debriefing improved the nursing students’ competence in medication administration. Therefore, this method in various groups of students and a clinical and practical environment is highly recommended for other students in clinical settings.
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