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Table 3 The level of adherence to the six rights of medication administration, a direct observational survey in tertiary hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 225 doses)

From: Medication administration errors and contributing factors among nurses: a cross sectional study in tertiary hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

No.VariableResponseFrequency (n = 225)Percentage (100%)
1Wash hands/ hand rub before the procedureYes5424.0
No17176.0
2Wear/ change gloveYes13158.2
No9441.8
3Give medication to the right patientYes19184.9
No3415.1
4Administer the right medicationYes18883.6
No3716.4
5Administer the right doseYes17376.9
No5223.1
6Administer through right routeYes19385.8
No3214.2
7Administer medication at the right timeYes14765.3
No7834.7
8Document necessary informationYes10848
No11752
9DistractorsYes6026.7
No16573.3