Literature Review Draft Patient’s face multiple challenges on a daily basis. Patient’s must avoid harm from medication error and adhere to strict medication regimes to improve their health and quality of life. This can be a challenge to patient’s as they are not always educated properly on how to appropriately take medications, the side effects of medications, or who to go to with questions. These issues can be alleviated through improved communication between health care providers and pharmacists and through pharmacist-led medication therapy. While physicians prescribe medications to treat medical conditions, pharmacists have a vast knowledge of the therapeutic effects, adverse reactions, and are able to advise the patients on the appropriate way to take each medication.
This is important if the nurse is giving orders to another nurse or taking an order over the phone. This includes both medication and transfers. Asking relevant questions is helpful in making sure the whole team is on the same page or if something is not fully understood, especially a medication prescription. Summarizing is another important part when communication with the interdisciplinary team, especially if taking orders from an EMT or an order over the phone. Sometimes there is not enough time to go fix a confusion when the damage is done.
Talk about what went well in the scenario. I perform vitals sings and communicated effectively with Mr. Ahmed. I educated the patient in areas such as dehydration, fall risks, intake and ouptup measurements. In addition, I administer oral and intravenous medication to ensure proper drug
Ask queries Find the facts Evaluate your decisions Read the label and follow directions Speak Up The additional data your health care team is aware of regarding you, the higher the team will arrange the care that is right for you. The members of your team ought to
With regard to this case study, I felt that all the above points should be addressed in Suzan’s clinical management. Reflective practice is undoubtedly an important concept in nursing to think about to reduce the possibility of errors in the future practice. The day that Ms. Suzan received the double dose of Omniplaque drink, I went back through the chart and realized that this medication could make more harm to her kidney as well as liver. So I contacted the doctor immediately to do the needful at the earliest for Ms. Suzan to avoid further damage. Medical errors are not typically caused by a negligent or incompetent healthcare professional; instead, they are often the result of a breakdown in processes that guide the delivery of patient care (Bonney, 2014).
I learned that nurses need to be familiar with patient’s rehabilitation by knowing therapies that are indispensable and beneficial for their recoveries; and that active involvement in the prevention of deteriorations and complications in physical health and function is important for the patient (p. 22). 3. The article changed the way I think and understand that knowledge is power hence educating patients on best practice to get them back to health or functioning normally is of the essence. 4. In my future practice, I will frequently update self of therapies and pay more attention to details that the patient identifies as essential for recovery to better help them regain their well-being and ability to perform their daily activities.
Further research led to healthcare providers initiating distraction free areas within each department in order to allow nurses to practice safe medication administration. Nurses are highly recommend to use these sections within the hospital as safety zones to avoid drug errors. Within this safety zone there are elements designed to elevate correct drug administration. Such things like, adequate lighting, access to patients profiles, and a quite area to for nurses to dispense medications using the Pyxis
INTRODUCTION The principal goal of the Prosthodontics is to control oral disease while restoring aesthetics and function with durable biocompatible restorations. Knowledge of the responses of periodontal tissues to fixed partial dentures is crucial role in in the development of treatment plans with predictable prognoses. During diagnosis, treatment planning, and active therapy, each patient’s needs must be considered in light of the available evidence, which includes published clinical trials, anecdotal reports from peers, and personal clinical experiences. Critical evaluation of available evidence should be included in the decision-making processes for a predictable result.
Among those criteria mentioned above the intravenous medications, such as IV opioids, are well suited to fulfill the requirements. However, IV opioids have its drawbacks in that some patients may require such high doses of analgesia that there will be increased risk of respiratory arrest and loss of consciousness. These issues can be problematic in the early dressings change of superficial burns, while patient needs more frequent dressing change. In these cases, general anesthesia is the better solution to save the patient from
Pharmacists will also follow up the patients in order to get better outcomes.
By creating this comprehensive list of the medication plan given to the patient, the hospital pharmacist can then send this information to the community pharmacist and make sure that the information is held up to date. This would allow for a smoother transition for the patient and it would allow the patient to be more informed of their medications. The pharmacist is “poised to play an important role in improving medication management during transitions of care and reducing readmission rates” so the pharmacist should play a more active role to help ensure the best therapy for the patient (7). The pharmacist should ultimately design an ideal system for Medication Reconciliation to help reduce medication errors and better inform patients on ADEs to prevent any unnecessary medical
I learned how to assess the heart and peripheral vascular system thoroughly. Lastly, this unit helped me understand the circulatory system better, and will help me improve my assessment skills. Jarvis, C. (2012), Physical Examination & Health Assessment (6th ed.) Elsevier/Saunders: St. Louis,
The clinical decision support system have several functions: to provide drug information, cross-reference patient 's allergies to medications, and ensures you verify current medications to prevent future drug interactions. With the continuous growth of medical expertise, these functions deliver a safer and a much higher quality of care. As more clinical decision support systems are used, the patient will receive the best
I will need to observe the medication administration record, Control drugs record, generic & brand names documents and risk assessment documents. This is important in order to avoid errors while dispensing a medication. Knowing all this beforehand will enable me know the type of medication written on the prescription and where to get them from (fridge, cupboard or the shelves). This knowledge will promote and help to maintain independence in the appropriate way to handle prescription.