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Impact of awareness and knowledge about different types of drug-related interactions among nurses in a tertiary health center

Shreya Joshi, Rangeel Singh Raina, Atul Kumar Singh.

Background: Drug interaction is a condition in which one drug influences the action of other drugs. The level of knowledge of nurses about drug-food interactions has a significant role in the avoidance of adverse drug reactions.

Aim and Objective: This study aims to study the knowledge among nurses about drug-related interactions and to evaluate the impact of its awareness among nursing staff.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional observational study about improvement in knowledge and awareness of drug-related interactions among nursing staffs of different departments in Government Doon Medical College, Dehradun, after an awareness training program was conducted using a modified validated, structure questionnaire.

Results: Out of the four departments, nurses of surgery department had the best knowledge about drug-related interactions than other departments. Significant improvement was observed in the knowledge of nurses of operation theater and medicine department after educational training, whereas no significant improvement was observed in the nurses of surgery department about drug-related interactions. There was a positive correlation between knowledge and experience as nurses having a median experience of 10.87 years post-registration had better knowledge.

Conclusion: To improve the patient safety, the knowledge of nurses about different types of drug-related interactions is highly essential.

Key words: Drug Interaction; Adverse Drug Reaction; Medication Error, Food-Drug Interaction

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