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Medication errors in intensive care units: nurses' training needs.

Authors
  • Di Simone, Emanuele1
  • Tartaglini, Daniela2
  • Fiorini, Simona
  • Petriglieri, Simona
  • Plocco, Carolina
  • Di Muzio, Marco3
  • 1 Department of public health and infectious diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2 University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy.
  • 3 Department of biomedicine and prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Publication Date
Jul 06, 2016
Volume
24
Issue
4
Pages
24–29
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7748/en.2016.11577
PMID: 27384804
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Pharmacological knowledge is a prerequisite for the proper administration of drugs and for the clinical evaluation of the effects on the patient. This knowledge implies the understanding of the theoretical and clinical principles of pharmacology, the ability to contextualise medication management according to the complex and changing needs of patients, and it also includes the appropriate skills of drug administration.

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