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adverse drug event, eye-tracking device, medication administration, nursing students, simulation



  1. Amster, Brian MS
  2. Marquard, Jenna PhD
  3. Henneman, Elizabeth PhD, RN
  4. Fisher, Donald PhD


In this clinical simulation study using an eye-tracking device, 40% of senior nursing students administered a contraindicated medication to a patient. Our findings suggest that the participants who did not identify the error did not know that amoxicillin is a type of penicillin. Eye-tracking devices may be valuable for determining whether nursing students are making rule- or knowledge-based errors, a distinction not easily captured via observations and interviews.