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
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Waukesha Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00845494
First received: February 17, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2009
History: No changes posted

February 17, 2009
February 17, 2009
February 2009
February 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Reduction in medication errors on admission medication history form after intervention [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
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Efficacy of a Behavioral Based Education Intervention to Decrease Medication History Errors Among Professional Nurses.
Efficacy of a Behavioral Based Education Intervention to Decrease Medication History Errors Among Professional Nurses.

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.

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Interventional
Phase 0
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Medication Errors
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.
medication history education
Four hospital unit nurses asked to participate in the study. Two nursing units will receive the cognitive behavioral intervention.
Intervention: Behavioral: cognitive behavioral intervention
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Not yet recruiting
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October 2010
February 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Both
20 Years to 70 Years
No
Contact: Kathy A Becker, PhD(c) 262-928-7887 Kathy.becker@phci.org
United States
 
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Kathy Becker, PhD(c), MS, RN, Waukesha Memorial Hospital
Waukesha Memorial Hospital
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Waukesha Memorial Hospital
February 2009

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