NURS 4001 Assignment 5: Decreasing Medications Errors – Walden

NURS 4001 Assignment 5: Decreasing Medications Errors – Walden

NURS 4001 Assignment 5: Decreasing Medications Errors – Walden


Description: NURS 4001 Assignment 5: Decreasing Medications Errors – Walden

Decreasing Medications Errors

Walden University

NURS 4000/4001, Section 14, Research and Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice

Decreasing Medications Errors

Patient safety is singularly the most important item for any healthcare facility. Although facilities push for patient safety, medication errors are high on the list of safety concerns that happen several times daily worldwide ranging from non-life threatening to the demise of patientsThe purpose of this assignment is to discuss some of the reasons why medication errors occur and steps that can be used to decrease the frequency of this problem. 

The Problem

Practice Change

Evidence Supporting the Proposed Change

Evaluating the Change 



NURS 4001 Required Course Readings

After clicking on a citation below, enter your myWalden user name and password at the prompt.

**NOTE: Week 3 articles are listed in the box below this one. **

Ashton S. (2014) Researcher or nurse? Difficulties of undertaking semi-structured interviews on sensitive topics. Nurse Researcher22(1), 27-31. doi: 10.7748/nr.22.1.27.e1255

Cornell, P., Gervis, M.T., Yates, L. & Vardaman, J.M. (2014). Impact of SBAR on nurse shift reports and staff rounding. MedSurg Nursing23(5), 334-342.

Hurlbut, J.M., Robbins, L.K. & Hoke, M.M. (2011). Correlations between spirituality and health-promoting behaviors among sheltered homeless women. Journal of Community Health Nursing28(2), 81-91. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2011.564064

Kerfoot, K.M. & Douglas, K.S. (2013a). The impact of research on staffing: An interview with Linda Aiken-Part I. Nursing Economic$31(5), 216-219, 253.

Kerfoot, K.M. & Douglas, K.S. (2013b). The impact of research on staffing: An interview with Linda Aiken-Part II. Nursing Economic$, 31(6), 273-276,306.

Makaroff, K.S., Storch, J., Pauly, B., & Newton, L. (2014). Searching for ethical leadership in nursing. Nursing Ethics, 21(6), 642-658.

Makic, M.B.F., Martin, S.A., Burns, S., Philbrick, D., & Rauen, C. (2013). Putting evidence into nursing practice: Four traditional practices not supported by the evidence. Critical Care Nurse, 33(2), 28-44. doi: 10.4037/ccn2013787

Montalvo, W & Larson, E. (2014). Participant comprehension of research for which they volunteer: A systematic review. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46(6), 423-431. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12097

Schmelzer, M. (2000). Understanding the research methodology: Should we trust the researchers’ conclusions? Gastroenterology Nursing, 23(6), 269–274.

Schmelzer, M. (2004). Understanding statistics: What is alpha (á)? Gastroenterology Nursing, 27(6), 292–293.

Schrems, B.M. (2014). Informed consent, vulnerability and the risks of group-specific attribution. Nursing Ethics, 21(7), 829-843. 10.1177/0969733013518448

Tinkham, M.R. (2014). Magnet insights: The value of research councils and journal clubs. AORN Journal, 100(2), 206-209, doi: 10.1016/j.aorn.2014.05.004

Webb, M.S., Passmore, D., Cline, G., & Maguire, D. (2014). Ethical issues related to caring for low birth weight infants. Nursing Ethics, 21(6), 731-741. doi: 10.1177/0969733013513919

Week 3 Articles

Enter your myWalden user name and password at the prompt.

Qualitative Articles (Choose one)

Cahill, S & Diaz-Ponce, A.M. (2011). ‘I hate having nobody here. I’d like to know where they all are’: Can qualitative research detect differences in quality of life among nursing home residents with different levels of cognitive impairment? Aging & Mental Health, 15(5), 561-572. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2010.551342

Hamilton, G., Corlett, J. & Dowling, M. (2014). Adult-trained perioperative nurses’ practice of family-centered care. British Journal of Nursing, 23(9), 477-482. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2014.23.9.477

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., O’Connor, P., Lavigne, G.L., Biron, A., Ringer, J., Baillargeon, S. MacGibbon, B., Cyr, G., & Briand, A. (2014). Transforming care at the bedside: Manager’s and health care providers’ perceptions of their change capacities. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(11), 514-520. doi:10.3928/00220124-20141023-02

Vandenberg, H. & Kalischuk, R.G. (2014). Conceptualizations of culture and cultural care among undergraduate nursing students: An exploration and critique of cultural education. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 21(3), 99-107.


Quantitative Articles (Choose one)

Duncan, C., Riley, T.V. Carson, K.C., Budgeon, C.A. & Siffleet, J. (2013). The effect of an acidic cleanser versus soap on the skin pH and micro-flora of adult patients: A non-randomized two group crossover study in an intensive care unit. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 29, 291-296. doi; 10.1016/j.iccn.2013.03.005

Kalisch, B.J., Xie, B. & Ronis, D.L. (2013). Train-the-trainer intervention to increase nursing teamwork and decrease missed nursing care in acute are patient units. Nursing Research, 62(6), 405-413. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e3182a7a15d

Pokrywka, M., Feigel., J., Douglas, B., Grossberger, S., Hensler, A., & Weber, D. (2014). A bundle strategy including patient hand hygiene to decrease clostridium difficile infections. MedSurg Nursing, 23(3), 145-164. 

Sarna, L. P., Bialous, S. A., Kraliková, E., Kmetova, A., Felbrová, V., Kulovaná, S., & … Brook, J. K. (2014). Impact of a smoking cessation educational program on nurses’ interventions. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46(5), 314-321. doi:10.1111/jnu.12086