Knowledge about the use of potentially dangerous drugs among hospital health care nurses




Medication Errors; Potentially Inappropriate Medication List; Hospital Care; Patient Safety.


Objective: to characterize the knowledge about the use of potentially dangerous drugs among hospital health care nurses. Methods: quantitative, descriptive-exploratory research, with the application of a validated questionnaire, translated and adapted in Brazil, on potentially dangerous medications, with 26 nursing assistants from a university hospital. Univariate and bivariate descriptive statistical analysis of the data was performed using the Statistical Package for Social Science, version 20. Scores ≥70% were considered as sufficient knowledge and insufficient knowledge scores <70%. Results: in the first domain of the questionnaire, called Medication Administration, the average percentage of correct answers was 64.6%. In the second domain, Clinical procedures, an average of 53.7% of correct answers was found. The use of electrolytes, chemotherapy and insulin were the main weaknesses in the knowledge of professionals. Conclusion: insufficient knowledge about the administration and clinical procedures of potentially dangerous drugs was identified among hospital care nurses in this scenario.


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Santos, G. O. dos, Farre, A. G. M. da C. ., Santana, I. T. S., Rocha, H. M. do N., Carvalho, A. A., Santos, G. K. de B. B., & Matos, A. L. P. de. (2020). Knowledge about the use of potentially dangerous drugs among hospital health care nurses. Rev Rene, 21, e44466.



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