Efficacy of a Behavioral Based Education Intervention to Decrease Medication History Errors Among Professional Nurses.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2009 by Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Waukesha Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00845494
First received: February 17, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of the study is to determine if a behavioral knowledge based education intervention will decrease medication transcription errors among professional nurses when admitting elder patients to a hospital. The hypothesis is those professional nurses who receive the behavioral-cognitive eduction medication taking intervention will have fewer medication errors than those professional nurses who do not.


Condition Intervention Phase
Medication Errors
Behavioral: cognitive behavioral intervention
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Efficacy of a Behavioral Based Education Intervention to Decrease Medication History Errors Among Professional Nurses.

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Further study details as provided by Waukesha Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in medication errors on admission medication history form after intervention [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 140
Study Start Date: February 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
medication history education
Four hospital unit nurses asked to participate in the study. Two nursing units will receive the cognitive behavioral intervention.
Behavioral: cognitive behavioral intervention
The intervention will consist of an hour of cognitive behavioral education. The first 15 minutes spent discussing cases examples of medication errors. The next 15 minutes will include identifying old rules or assumptions nurses have about medication history obtainment. The next 15 minutes will be utilized reviewing a medication tool to be used, and the last 15 minutes will be discussing techniques to help nurse obtain information from elderly patients.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Nurses working 20 hours a week or more

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Nurses working less than 20 hours a week
  • Nurse working as a float or pool nurse
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00845494

Contacts
Contact: Kathy A Becker, PhD(c) 262-928-7887 Kathy.becker@phci.org

Locations
United States, Wisconsin
Waukesha Memorial Hospital Not yet recruiting
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, 53188
Contact: Michael whittaker, M.D.    262-288-7570    Michael.whittaker@phci.org   
Principal Investigator: Kathy A Becker, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Waukesha Memorial Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Kathy Becker, PhD(c), MS, RN, Waukesha Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00845494     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 554
Study First Received: February 17, 2009
Last Updated: February 17, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Waukesha Memorial Hospital:
Medication history
medication errors
Reduction of admission medication history errors

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014