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Report: A report on patient safety in Europe: medication errors and hospital-acquired infection
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2008 (English)In: Journal of Research in Nursing, ISSN 1744-9871, Vol. 13, no 5, 451-454 p.Article in journal (Other academic) PublishedAlternative title
En rapport om patientsäkerhet i Europa : läkemedelsmisstag och vårdrelaterade infektioner (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The report "Patient Safety in Europe: Medication Errors and Hospital-acquired Infection" was comissioned by the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) in order to support its policy statement on Patient Safety. The report is authored by a working-group within the Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers and it is a snapshot of current work in the European areas surveyed. Medication errors and hospital-acquired infections are examined and a range of European studies are used as evidence. The result shows that studies on medication safety and nursing are few and they are heterogeneous in design making comparability between research reports difficult. Future research should capture the environmental and human context of error. WHo has identified hand hygiene as a major patient safety issue in relation to health care associated infections (HCAI) and there is general agreement in the literature that effective hand hygien remains the most important initiative in the control of infection. To maximize EFNs lobbying function EFN and WENR should work together.

Abstract [sv]

Rapporten: En rapport om patientsäkerhet i Europa: läkemedelsmisstag och vårdrelaterade infektioner är skriven på uppdrag av EFN (European federation of Nurses Associations) som stöd för deras policyuttalande om Patientsäkerhet. Rapporten är författad av en liten arbetsgrupp inom WENR (Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers) och kan ses som en bild av pågående arbete i Europa. Resultatet visar att det finns svårigheter att jämföra studier inom området pga olika design och olika resultatmått. Rapporten lyfter också fram WHOs policy för handhygien. Nyckelord: Handhygien, vårdrelaterade infektioner, läkemedelsavvikelser, patientsäkerhet.

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2008. Vol. 13, no 5, 451-454 p.
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hand hygiene, hospital-acquired infection, medication error, patient safety
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8306DOI: 10.1177/1744987108095915Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo24726F0E5C1C4A90C12575190071DF90OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8306DiVA: diva2:836013
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2008-12-08 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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