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Nursing care and patient safety: visualizing medication organization, storage and distribution with photographic research methods.
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PMID:  21340267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In this qualitative study, we adapted photographic research methods from earlier nursing research to identify factors related to organization, storage and distribution that could lead to errors in the selection, preparation and administration of medications. The research excerpt presented here was developed in a clinical unit of an urban Brazilian public hospital. The research participants were nurses working at that unit and students from the two final semesters of the Undergraduate Nursing Course. We collected digital photographs of the medication system and subsequently used photo elicitation to review the images with research participants, so as to obtain their perceptions and narratives of working with medications in the unit. We report selected findings here on the organization, storage and distribution of medications, which indicate there is room to improve the safety of the medication system.
Anna Carolina Raduenz; Priscila Hoffmann; Vera Radunz; Grace Teresinha Marcon Dal Sasso; Isabel Cristina Alves Maliska; Patricia Beryl Marck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista latino-americana de enfermagem     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0104-1169     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9420934     Medline TA:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1045-54     Citation Subset:  N    
Secretaria Municipal de Saúde, SC, Brazil.
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