Search and find two new health care articles that use quantitative research. Do not use articles from a previous assignment, 

Complete an article analysis for each using the “Article Analysis: Part 2” template.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines,

Article

Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery https://doi.org/10.25159/2520-5293/6957

https://upjournals.co.za/index.php/AJNM/index ISSN 2520-5293 (Online)
Volume 22 | Number 2 | 2020 | #6957 | 18 pages © Unisa Press 2020

Perceived Occurrence of Medication Administration
Errors among Nursing Students at a Higher
Education Institution in Western Cape, South Africa

Yousef A. Abusaksaka Hilda Vember

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8242-8953 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8006-6266

Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Peninsula University of Technology,

South Africa South Africa

[email protected] [email protected]

Regis R. Marie Modeste

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0329-3526

Cape Peninsula University of Technology,

South Africa

[email protected]

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine awareness and perception of trends in the

occurrence of medication administration errors (MAEs) among nursing

students. A descriptive quantitative design was employed on two consecutive

days and a self-administrative questionnaire was used to collect data. The

validity and reliability of this instrument were tested and established by a pilot

study. Responses were collected from 291 nursing students at a higher education

institution (HEI) in Western Cape, South Africa. Non-probability proportional

quota sampling was used and the data was analysed with IBM SPSS® software.

The data was presented in graphs, percentages, means and standard deviation,

while inferential statistics was applied. The findings of the study revealed that

85.2% of the respondents were aware of MAE occurrence. There was no

significant difference between the respondents’ awareness of MAE occurrence

and their year of the study. The significant (p-value < 0.05) subscale for the

causes of MAE occurrence was the physician communication subscale (p-value

< 0.001). Moreover, the respondents perceived the top item to be using

abbreviations instead of writing out the prescription orders completely (p-value

< 0.001, mean = 4.85). The respondents disagreed that the pharmacy related

subscale and its items were causes of MAE occurrence. In conclusion, the

nursing students who participated in the study were aware of MAE occurrence

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pediatrica/articolo.php?cod=R15Y9999N00A17091501.

27 Chiappini EVierucci FGhetti F, et al. Vitamin D status and predictors of hypovi-

taminosis D in internationally adopted children. PLoS One 2016;11:e0158469.

28 Saggese GVierucci FProdam F, et al. Vitamin D in pediatric age: consensus of the

Italian Pediatric Society and the Italian Society of Preventive and Social Pediatrics,

jointly with the Italian Federation of Pediatricians. Ital J Ped 2018;44:51.

29 Holick MFBinkley NCBischoff-Ferrari HA, et al. Guidelines for preventing and

treating vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency revisited. J Clin Endocrinol Metab

2012;97:1153–8.

30 Ross ACManson JEAbrams SA, et al. The 2011 report on dietary reference intakes

for calcium and vitamin D from the Institute of Medicine: what clinicians need to

know. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:53–8.

31 Braegger CCampoy CColomb V, et al. Vitamin D in the healthy European paedi-

atric population. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2013;56:692–701.

32 Heidari BHaji Mirghassemi MB. Seasonal variations in serum vitamin D according

to age and sex. Caspian J Intern Med 2012;3:535–40.

33 Thoreson CKChung STRicks M, et al. Biochemical and clinical deficiency is un-

common in African immigrants despite a high prevalence of low vitamin D: the

Africans in America study. Osteoporos Int 2015;26:2607–15.

34 Chiarenza AChiesa VVerrept HDauvrin M. Evidenced barriers and solutions for

migrants in accessing health care services: a systematic review. Eur J Public Health

2017;27:480.

35 Puchner KKaramagioli EPikouli A, et al. Time to rethink refugee and migrant

health in Europe: moving from emergency response to integrated and individual-

ized health care provision for migrants and refugees. IJERPH 2018;15:1100–6.

36 Gulland A. Migrants’ access to healthcare is restricted across Europe, charity warns.

BMJ. 2015;350:h2681.

37 Rosano ADauvrin MButtigieg SC, et al. Migrant’s access to preventive health

services in five EU countries. BMC Health Serv Res 2017;17:588.

38 ISSOP Migration Working Group. ISSOP position statement on migrant child

health. Child Care Health Develop 2017;44:161–70.

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26 Raffaldi IGarazzino SBallardini G, et al. Vitamin D status in internationally adopted

children: the experience in Northwest Italy. Minerva Pediatr 2017. doi:

10.23736/S0026-4946.17.04883-6. https://www.minervamedica.it/it/riviste/minerva-

pediatrica/articolo.php?cod=R15Y9999N00A17091501.

27 Chiappini EVierucci FGhetti F, et al. Vitamin D status and predictors of hypovi-

taminosis D in internationally adopted children. PLoS One 2016;11:e0158469.

28 Saggese GVierucci FProdam F, et al. Vitamin D in pediatric age: consensus of the

Italian Pediatric Society and the Italian Society of Preventive and Social Pediatrics,

jointly with the Italian Federation of Pediatricians. Ital J Ped 2018;44:51.

29 Holick MFBinkley NCBischoff-Ferrari HA, et al. Guidelines for preventing and

treating vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency revisited. J Clin Endocrinol Metab

2012;97:1153–8.

30 Ross ACManson JEAbrams SA, et al. The 2011 report on dietary reference intakes

for calcium and vitamin D from the Institute of Medicine: what clinicians need to

know. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:53–8.

31 Braegger CCampoy CColomb V, et al. Vitamin D in the healthy European paedi-

atric population. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2013;56:692–701.

32 Heidari BHaji Mirghassemi MB. Seasonal variations in serum vitamin D according

to age and sex. Caspian J Intern Med 2012;3:535–40.

33 Thoreson CKChung STRicks M, et al. Biochemical and clinical deficiency is un-

common in African immigrants despite a high prevalence of low vitamin D: the

Africans in America study. Osteoporos Int 2015;26:2607–15.

34 Chiarenza AChiesa VVerrept HDauvrin M. Evidenced barriers and solutions for

migrants in accessing health care services: a systematic review. Eur J Public Health

2017;27:480.

35 Puchner KKaramagioli EPikouli A, et al. Time to rethink refugee and migrant

health in Europe: moving from emergency response to integrated and individual-

ized health care provision for migrants and refugees. IJERPH 2018;15:1100–6.

36 Gulland A. Migrants’ access to healthcare is restricted across Europe, charity warns.

BMJ. 2015;350:h2681.

37 Rosano ADauvrin MButtigieg SC, et al. Migrant’s access to preventive health

services in five EU countries. BMC Health Serv Res 2017;17:588.

38 ISSOP Migration Working Group. ISSOP position statement on migrant child

health. Child Care Health Develop 2017;44:161–70.

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