Medication Errors Reduction. Reduction of Medicatioon Errors
This week, you will submit summaries of quantitative and qualitative studies. The purpose of this
assignment is to become familiar with published research, research designs, and methodologies.
For the assignment, you will select one quantitative research study and one qualitative study
related to the field of nursing and write a summary of each study. Each summary must be
accurate, succinct, and clear. These articles should be somewhat related to your PICOT
questions which is the following. please pick one but if it is too hard pick something close to
medication errors reduction
1) For nurse administering medication, (P) will implementing a “ Quiet zone” (I) as compared to
no intervention (C) reduce interruptions and distractions, decrease medication errors and
improve medication safety (O) during the 9am medication pass time (T)?.
2)For nurses who works in emergency department administering high-risk medications such as
insulin or heparin (P), will practicing double-checking (I) , as compared to giving those
medications without double-checking (C), reduced medication errors (O) while patients are in the
3)In patient over 65 years old (P), will practicing medication conciliation by asking the patient to
bring a bag of all their medication including herbal and over the counter drugs (I), as compared to
usual care by just asking questions ( C ) reduce medications errors (O) while patient are
Ensure the following questions are addressed in each summary:
1. What type of research is it (quantitative, qualitative, and design)?
2. What was the research question(s) or hypothesis?
3. What is the sample, the sample size, and sample attributes?
4. What was the setting of the study?
5. What were the researcher’s findings? (Identify one.)
You must submit the research study articles along with your summaries.
Each summary should be between 150–250 words.
Use current APA format to style your paper and to cite your sources.
For the Quantitative and Qualitative Abstract Assignment (due week 4) you should:
Select a topic in nursing or medicine
Select one original research article that is quantitative and one which is qualitative. NOTE: The
articles should not be a mixed-method, review article, a meta-analysis, a Meta-synthesis or a
Summarize the articles
Both abstracts should be combined into one single Word document.
For a manuscript to be considered an original research article, the following conditions need to
It should be written by the researchers who actually conducted the study.
It should include the hypothesis or research question, the purpose of the study, and the details of
the research methods.
The research findings should be reported.
These findings should be interpreted and possible implications discussed.
Your paper should include:
A title page
Reference page listing your sources