This article define medication errors and when occur these medication administration errors (MAEs) such as one or more of the seven rights of medication administration (right patient, right drug, right dose, right time, right route, right reason and right documentation) are violated. Moreover, the writers suggest study more about nurses’ knowledges with and perceptions on preventing MAEs through this journal. Wulff, K., Cummings, G. G., Marck, P., & Yurtseven, O. (2011). Medication administration technologies and patient safety: a mixed-method systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(10), 2080-2095.
In response to these tragic events, activists have introduced many best-practice approaches to minimize these occurrences. One instance is a new cleaning checklist developed from culture methods from other industries to reduce the risk of Staphylococcal infections. Another best-practice approach is the invention of a Pyxis medication dispensing unit, which is a form of medication management that includes barcode technology. This provides another safety check for the nurse as it implements the five rights of medication administration, and minimalizes any further medication errors.
Along with accuracy and precision, timely reporting of lab test results is now considered an important aspect of the services provided by the clinical lab. Whether or not, faster TAT can make any difference medically, patients and physicians alike want reports as fast as possible. It has also been reported that the outcomes in certain situations such as operation rooms and in emergency departments have somewhat been affected by timely reporting of laboratory tests results. Hence, timely laboratory TAT is important from a medical and also a commercial point of view. A recent analysis of lab TAT indicated that review of this time interval has significantly helped in determining the cause of a lag, which is then followed by the improvement in TAT.
Marsha McMillen Unit 2 Assignment Healthcare Compliance I would think that the passage of CLIA would be very important to patients. CLIA is just one guarantee that their labs are accurate and reliable. “Congress passed CLIA in 1988 to establish quality standards for all non-research laboratory testing.” Knowing that CLIAs regulation have ten different standards would and should be important to the patient. These standard are guarantees that when the patient has test done in the doctor’s office that they will be done correctly and efficiently.
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Then, I can be able to evaluate outcomes. During my assessment of Sara Lin, I was able to find out that she was experiencing a pain level of 6 and was having a hard time breathing. If I had not asked her and assessed her pain, I would not have found out that she was having a hard time breathing and that I needed to educate her about using an incentive spirometer to help ease her breathing, which I actually forgot to do during my first attempt at this scenario. During this scenario, I also learned how important patient education is to help my patient understand her situation and how she should properly care for her condition. For instance, I had forgotten during my first attempt to educate Sara about proper wound care.
Labs such as Arterial blood gas gives information about a patient oxygenation, ventilation, and acid-base balance. Assess collaboration of client with healthcare team such as the physician, respiratory therapist. Last, you would interpret and summarize finding you would match evaluative measure with expected outcome to determine if client status improving or not improving. If goals have been met discontinue the portion of the care
The projected goals and outcomes of this project are to increase quality of report, increase patient safety and increase patient satisfaction. Introduction This paper proposes to outline the impact of a standardized bedside reporting system that involves the patient as opposed to the age-old report method conducted at the nurse’s station between only nurses. Evaluation of this impact includes quality
Usually this certification process requires a specified amount of work experience and membership in one of these organizations. They are required to renew membership, usually annually. Continuing education is a requirement, and topics covered can include blood contamination, venipuncture, patient injury, lawsuits and other related subjects.
They should be hold accountable for any breach in protocols. • Present format for electronic documentation does not allow for comprehensive clinical documentation during follow-up visit. Efforts should be made to upgrade the electronic medical record system to the standard of that expected for a medical center and research institute. This is to allow for proper documentation according to the industrial standard, and easy retrieval of patient’s information for clinical research. There is a need to employ a clinical documentation improvement specialist (CDIS) in this
The important tests to be done, along with pedigree are the following: A Complete Blood Count along with all red cell indices. An HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) and IEF (Isoelectric focussing - electrophoresis) are also done. A confirmatory testing is performed of all results where abnormal haemoglobin is detected, on the original blood sample using a different technique from the screening test.