Preventing Risks of Infections and Medication Errors in IV therapy (PRIME): a patient safety initiative

Jayant Giri, Aruna Poojary, Berling S. Coto, Anuradha Agarwal, Babli Datta, Sumana Ganguly, Prajakta Hindlekar, Priyanka Patil, Jasmine Virginia A. Vitto, Aeri Choi, Sookhyun Kim, Banrishisha Basaiawmoit, Doli Biswas, Shweta Prabhakar, Anita Sharma, Neelam Deshwal, Jeong Ae Shin, Jin Young Jung, Vandana Kalwaje Eshwara, Muralidhar VarmaChiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Suneel C. Mundkur, Avinash Shetty, Shreeshubha Kurup, Arjun Rajalakshmi, Rajiv Kumar, Sweta Shah, Havovi Fouzdar, Ok Sim Park, Hee Jung Kim, Sandeep Budhiraja, Arati Verma, Arti Dutt, Yatin Mehta, Nipun Patil, Joan Christina Pollatu, Marisco Rikumahu, Phatharaporn Inchaiya, Dararut Weangsima, Julie McCaughan, Riny Chandra, Florentina Dhianna Sri Setyohariyati, Christin Rouli Juni Sihite, Benedikta Betty Bawaningtyas, Susi Nur Octaviani, Vu Thi Thu Hoai, Doan Minh Sang, Bui Van Thang, Dinh Thi Van Anh

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BACKGROUND: Two major avoidable reasons for adverse events in hospital are medication errors and intravenous therapy-induced infections or complications. Training for clinical staff and compliance to patient safety principles could address these. METHODS: Joint Commission International (JCI) consultants created a standardised, 6-month training programme for clinical staff in hospitals. Twenty-one tertiary care hospitals from across south-east Asia took part. JCI trained the clinical consultants, who trained hospital safety champions, who trained nursing staff. Compliance and knowledge were assessed, and monthly audits were conducted. RESULTS: There was an overall increase of 29% in compliance with parameters around medication preparation and vascular access device management. CONCLUSION: The programme improved safe practice around preparing medications management and managing vascular access devices. The approach could be employed as a continuous quality improvement initiative for the prevention of medication errors and infusion-associated complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S4-S12
JournalBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 27-07-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)


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