Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to identify Medication Adverse Events occurred in the process of medication administration in a Brazilian hospital.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to identify and to classify the medication errors occurred in the process of medication administration in a Brazilian hospital.
Methods: Retrospective descriptive exploratory study with documental analysis conducted in an internal medicine unit at a general hospital in the city of
Results: A total of 230 ME were detected. Most occurred during drug preparation and administration (64.3%). ME were described as omission error (50.9%), wrong dose error (16.5%), wrong time error (13.5%), and wrong administration technique error (12.2%). As the pharmacological class classification, a larger number of medication errors were associated to antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents (24.3%), anti-infective drugs for systemic use (20,9%) and blood and blood forming organs (15.3%) according to the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification system of WHO
Conclusion: Nursing records are a potential source for identifying drug-related adverse events. There needs further investigate drug use in hospital settings and to conduct a risk analysis to assess the exposure risk in patients and to implement strategies that will act as protection and prevention barriers to drug-related adverse events.