Frequency of Pediatric Medication Administration Errors and Contributing FactorsOzkan, Suzan PhD, BSN; Kocaman, Gulseren PhD, BSN; Ozturk, Candan PhD, BSN; Seren, Seyda PhD, BSNJournal of Nursing Care Quality: April-june 2011 - Volume 26 - Issue 2 - p 136–143 doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182031006 Articles Abstract Author Information Abstract This study examined the frequency of pediatric medication administration errors and contributing factors. This research used the undisguised observation method and Critical Incident Technique. Errors and contributing factors were classified through the Organizational Accident Model. Errors were made in 36.5% of the 2344 doses that were observed. The most frequent errors were those associated with administration at the wrong time. According to the results of this study, errors arise from problems within the system. Author Information School of Nursing, Dokuz Eylul University, Inciralti-Balcova/Izmir, TURKEY. Correspondence: Suzan Ozkan, PhD, BSN, Dokuz Eylul Universitesi, Hemsirelik Yuksekokulu, Inciralti, 35340, Izmir, Turkey (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com). Accepted for publication: September 11, 2010. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.