Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 527--532

The effect of blended learning on the rate of medication administration errors of nurses in medical wards


Kolsoum Farzi1, Fatemeh Mohammadipour2, Tahereh Toulabi3, Khadijeh Heidarizadeh3, Fardin Heydari1 
1 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Student Research Committee, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
2 Department of Medical Surgical, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
3 Department of Critical Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Fatemeh Mohammadipour
Department of Medical Surgical, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad
Iran

Background: Medication error is one of the most important and most common events threatening patient safety. This study was conducted with the aim to determine the effect of asynchronous hybrid/blended learning on the rate of medication administration errors of nurses in medical wards. Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted with a pretest-posttest design in 2019. The participants of this study included 57 clinical nurses working in the medical wards of a selected educational hospital affiliated to Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran. The study participants were selected through census method. An asynchronous hybrid/blended learning program was used in this study. Data collection was performed using a two-section researcher-made checklist. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive [Mean (SD)] and inferential (paired sample t-test) statistics in SPSS software. A p value of less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: The results showed that the mean score of total errors in medication administration in the medical wards after the intervention was significantly lower than before the intervention; the mean score of errors before and after the study was 61.67 and 50.09, respectively (t56= 11.41, p < 0.001). Conclusions: Asynchronous hybrid/blended learning as a type of e-learning, simple, relatively inexpensive, and new educational strategy can improve nurses' performance and reduce medication errors.


How to cite this article:
Farzi K, Mohammadipour F, Toulabi T, Heidarizadeh K, Heydari F. The effect of blended learning on the rate of medication administration errors of nurses in medical wards.Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res 2020;25:527-532


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Farzi K, Mohammadipour F, Toulabi T, Heidarizadeh K, Heydari F. The effect of blended learning on the rate of medication administration errors of nurses in medical wards. Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2023 Feb 7 ];25:527-532
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