Effectiveness of an Educational Program on the Nurses' Knowledge about Medication Errors for Children with Cardiac Disorders

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Aya Majeed Owaid, Afifa Radha Aziz


The study conducted to determine the effectiveness of the education program on nurses' knowledge about medication errors for children with cardiac disorders. A total number of nurses participating in the study program was (50) nurses. The sample had been taken in one study group only. The researchers used non-probability sampling (convenience sampling). Participants in the study are selected via a process known as randomly selected for nurse from all departments for Nasiriyah Heart Center. Knowledge questionnaire was to assess Knowledge of nurses about prevention of Medication Errors for Children with Cardiac Disorders. It consists of (26) multiple-choice questions. Statistical data analysis was done by using IBM SPSS version 25.0. A p value of less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. The nurses' knowledge of medication errors in control group were unacceptable in pre (. 39) and post (. 33) while in study group unacceptable in pre (. 38), good in post one (. 79) and moderate in post two (. 69). So that this results showed there were highly significant statistical differences between control and study groups in posttest at p <0.001. nurse’s knowledge regarding medication errors for children with cardiac disorders was low in both groups in the pre-test of the program when applied education program the knowledge of the study group was improved in post-test one and post-test two which means the education program was effective to improve nurse’s knowledge regarding medication errors.

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