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Strategy for reinforcing drug knowledge and accountability in drug administration.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Carolyn L. Blue, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: A variety of drugs is being rapidly developed in the pharmacy laboratory by systemic research. Scientific discovery has led to polypharmacy. The resulting numbers of different drugs have made it nearly impossible for nurses to retain knowledge about each specific drug administered. Although studies are limited, reports indicate that the drug knowledge of practicing nurses is not adequate to ensure safety to clients (Markowitz, Pearson, Kay, & Loewenstein, 1981).

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Publication
Journal of Nursing Education, 28(8), 381 - 382.
Language: English
Date: 1989
Keywords
Nursing education, Drug administration, Professional development, Drug safety