Investigation of Drug Dose Calculation Skills and Self-Ratings Among Nursing Students
CitationOzunal, ZG., Boran, T. ve Saglam, E. (2020). Investigation of Drug Dose Calculation Skills and Self-Ratings Among Nursing Students. YERKURE TANITIM & YAYINCILIK HIZMETLERI A S. 16(1), s. 71-75.
Objective: Medication errors are important concerns in terms of patient safety. Dose calculation skills contribute to medication errors. The aim of this study is to evaluate the calculation skills and self-ratings of nursing students. Method: Four multiple-choice questions with five alternative responses were asked and an electronic questionnaire form was used for the assessment of their perceptions of their self-competencies. Results: The rates of correct answers to the questions varied between 20% and 63%. In their self-assessments, 26.4% of them stated that they had sufficient dose calculation skills. Conclusion: The results of the study showed that skills should be improved. Drug dose calculation skills should be improved, and further education should be provided on this issue.