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Table 4 Scenarios excluded as MTEs

From: Medication transcription errors in hospitalized patient settings: a consensual study in the Palestinian nursing practice

# Scenario Round 1 Round 2
Median IQR Median IQR
1 Transcribing a medication in its branded name as opposed to its generic (International Nonproprietary Name “INN”) or vice versa without a permission from the prescriber 3.0 3.00 3.0 2.00
2 A medication was ordered in a specified dose unit, because the nurse knew that the medication was not available in the specified dose units (strength), she/he transcribed the dose into one dose unit containing double strength and added instructions to crush the dose unit in two halves and administer one half to the patient. For example, a medication was ordered in 250 mg dose units, the nurse transcribed the medication order in dose units of 500 mg each and added instructions to crush the dose units and administer one half to the patient when the dose was due. 3.0 3.00 3.0 2.00
3 A medication was ordered in a specified dose unit, because the nurse knew that the medication was not available in the specified dose units (strength), the nurse transcribed the dose into one dose unit containing half strength and added instructions to administer two dose units of the medication to the patient when the dose was due. For example, a medication was ordered in 500 mg dose units, the nurse transcribed the medication order in dose units of 250 mg each and added instructions to administer two dose units of the medication to the patient when the dose was due. 3.0 1.25 na na
  1. IQR Interquartile range, MTE Medication transcription error, na not applicable