E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 3, 2023

The Seven Right Principles of Medication Administration by Nurses to Patients in the Aceh Mental Hospital, Indonesia

Author(s): Cut Firly Putri Uzira, Hajjul Kamil, Yuswardi


Patient safety incidents due to ineffective medication administration management by nurses are an essential issue. The prevalence of medication errors in Indonesia is ranked first, reaching 24.8% of the top 10 causes of patient safety incidents in public hospitals or mental hospitals. This study aimed to determine the Application of the Seven Right Principles of medication Administration by Nurses to Patients at the Aceh Mental Hospital Indonesia. This type of quantitative research is an analytic survey with a cross-sectional study design. The number of samples is 130 respondents, using the total sampling technique. Data collection tool using a questionnaire, data analysis using descriptive statistical tests. The results of the study show that in the application of the seven right principles of medication administration by nurses to patients at the Aceh Mental Hospital Indonesia, all principles are in the right category, namely, right patient 126 respondents (96.9%), right drug 101 respondents (77.7%), right dose 98 respondents (75.4%), right route 127 respondents (97.7%), right time 126 respondents (96.9%), right documentation 128 respondents (98.5%), and right information 127 respondents (97.7%). It can be concluded that nurses at the Aceh Psychiatric Hospital have applied the seven right principles of medication administration. Still, attention is needed for nurses who have not fully implemented them correctly. It is hoped that the management will always supervise and provide training on the seven right principles of medication administration.

Keywords: Nurse, Principle Seven Right, Drug Administration

Pages: 1015-1020

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