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Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing 2015;8(1):1-10.
Published online June 30, 2015.

중환자실 간호사의 고위험약물에 대한 투약오류 위험과 약물단독확인 태도, 투약안전간호활동 간의 상관성
김명수, 정현경
1부경대학교 간호학과
Correlation among the Medication Error Risk of High-alert Medication, Attitudes to Single Checking Medication, and Medication Safety Activities of Nurses in the Intensive Care Unit
Myoung Soo Kim, Hyun Kyeong Jung
1Department of Nursing, Pukyong National University
2Pusan National University Hospital
This study was conducted to examine the relationship among the error risk of high-alert medication, attitudes to single-person checking of medication, and medication safety activities. The participants were 60 nurses working in the intensive care unit. Data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, t-test, analysis of variance, and Pearson's correlation coefficient. The mean scores of the knowledge and certainty of high-alert medication were $0.71{pm}0.11$ and $2.74{pm}0.59$, respectively. The mean score of the error risk of high-alert medication was $1.63{pm}0.24$ and that of attitudes to single checking medication was $3.32{pm}0.49$. The error risk of high-alert medication had a positive correlation with nurses' attitudes to single checking medication (r = .258, p = .047), which is correlated with the scores for certainty of knowledge (r = .284, p = .028). Based on the results of this study, continuing education for high-alert medication and the development of an accurate protocol for single checking medication are needed to improve the stability of high-alert medication.
Key Words: High-alert medication, Medication error, Single checking, Patient safety

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