Journal of Biology and Today's World

"Needle - Stick and Medication Errors due to their Job Stress Emergency by Nurses- a Descriptive Study in Kermanshah Hospitals, Iran"

Abstract

Author(s): Mehdi Mirzaei-Alavijeh, Farzad Jalilian, Behzad Karami-Matin, Arsalan Ghaderi, Mohammad Mahboubi, Razieh Janizadeh, Fatemeh Hidarpour, Amineh Khodadadi

"Prevention of medication errors could reduce health care costs, and protect health and well-being of patients. On the other hand, job stress was determined to be underlining for several health complications. The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between job stress, needle sticking and medication error among nurses attending emergency centers of medical training hospitals in Kermanshah, Iran. This cross-sectional study conducted among 70 nurses working in medical training hospitals. The data collected based on interviews and analyzed by the SPSS version 20 using multiple logistic regression tests at the 95% significant level. Our findings showed that 41.4% and 22.4 % of the participants had history of needle-sticking and medical errors, respectively at least once. Logistic regression showed that sex (OR = 2.872), and job stress (OR = 1.503) could predict needle sticking. In addition, sex (OR = 1.471), and job history (OR = 1.695) could predict medication errors among participants. Our findings showed high levels of needle sticking and medication error. Thus, it seemed important to design and implement interventions for needle sticking and medication error prevention among nursing."

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