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Medication management by graduate nurses: before, during and following medication administration

Manias, Elizabeth, Aitken, Robyn and Dunning, Trisha 2004, Medication management by graduate nurses: before, during and following medication administration, Nursing and health sciences, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 83-91, doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2004.00178.x.

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Title Medication management by graduate nurses: before, during and following medication administration
Author(s) Manias, ElizabethORCID iD for Manias, Elizabeth orcid.org/0000-0002-3747-0087
Aitken, Robyn
Dunning, TrishaORCID iD for Dunning, Trisha orcid.org/0000-0002-0284-1706
Journal name Nursing and health sciences
Volume number 6
Issue number 2
Start page 83
End page 91
Publisher Blackwell Science Asia
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2004-05-05
ISSN 1441-0745
Keyword(s) graduate nurse
medication management
medication monitoring
Summary The purpose of the present study was to explore graduate nurses' perceptions of their medication management activities in the acute care context. A qualitative research design with a semistructured interview schedule was used to elicit information from participants. The sampling population consisted of graduate nurses involved in direct patient care in medical and surgical wards of a Melbourne metropolitan teaching hospital, completing a graduate nurse program. Twelve graduate nurses participated in the interviews. Two major themes emerged: (i) monitoring medications and (ii) interventions for patient care. The findings indicate that graduate nurses are required to address several facets of the medication management role in their daily practice. It is pertinent to examine ward dynamics to ensure that graduate nurses have ready access to experienced health care professionals. Through collegial support, graduate nurses should also be encouraged to critically examine the different possibilities when making clinical judgments about monitoring patient medications.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2004.00178.x
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006584

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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