Recognizing, acknowledging, and understanding medication safety is important when administering medications. Understanding which medications are high-risk ones, being familiar with the medications being given, remembering the five most important rights when administering medications, communicating clearly, developing checking habits, and reporting the medication errors will lead to safe outcomes for the residents. However, errors do occur from a lack of experience, rushing, distractions, fatigue, doing too many things at once, not double checking, poor communication, and lack of team work. It is not only the staff that commit errors, but also the work environment that contributes to the medication error. Two examples are poor reporting systems
Drugs are the dangerous substances that will destroy the consumer both physically and mentally; therefore, it is necessary to determine these substances restrictively. In order to do that, I am strongly assuring that the drugs should be legalized. There are three main reasons why the drugs should be legalized: diminution of crime rates, health guarantee, and extending of drugs regulation. Drugs are one of the crime sources, although not by the drugs, itself, but the condition. Illegal drugs are rare products that could not be found in the normal market, the cost for its rarity is totally expensive.
Decriminalization in America Imagine a country where all drugs are legal. Most people imagine a place with addicts lining the streets, needles and baggies full of unknown substances littering the floor, and thousands of deaths due to overdosing. This is because of the stigma around drug use that has risen from the war on drugs, which has turned the use of drugs from being seen as a health issue into being treated as a crime. Instead of trying to help the people who are abusing these substances as an escape from their normal lives, the government decided to blame drugs for causing people to abuse them. But in reality drugs can’t force someone to try one, each and every addict started off as just a normal person experimenting, and sending
HIPAA Summary In 2009, the Congress created an act called Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It is designed when people became concern about his or her personal information being stolen. With the media growing every day, it has become easier for people to hack into computer take identities and putting others at risk. The federal government made HIPAA way to reduce company’s downfalls and financial crisis due to theft.
Danielle Allen who is a “political theorist” wrote this article to bring perspective on the effects of the “War on Drugs” declared by late President Nixon, on mainly the African-American communities, and minorities. This war was meant to stop drug abuse to improve our communities, instead, it turned into a war on the people of our country. Danielle Allen begins with what we hold as truths in our society by quoting amendments from the Declaration of Independence, “that all the people are created equal…that among these are Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness”. She created a platform of these truths to remind the reader of beliefs and values of the American society. She also used Declaration of Independence further creating with an overview of the issues that we are facing today.
Blumer believes people have different viewpoints on drugs because individuals assign dissimilar meanings to certain objects. For instance, an individual might love how drugs make their body feel. They give meaning to the drug and associate the drug with happiness. They give the drug language like “rocks” or “good kush.” They even have their own interpretation of it, which is blissful or pleasurable.
Narcotics or drugs have been plaguing our society for many thousands of years. They were used as pain relief in the early Egyptian civilization and opium was smoked for sedative effects in ancient China. Medicinal use, however, eventually gave way to recreational use. Hundreds of years passed before anyone realized the dangers of addiction or abuse and even after that, substance abuse has continued widely and openly. It was soon realized that this was a global problem that required a global solution.
DISCUSSION From the beginning, the therapist had to deal with own doubts and anxiety. The therapist had heard a lot about the psychodynamic psychotherapy but this was the first time he conduct the sessions by himself. Unlike pharmacotherapy, there is no standard clinical practice guideline or recommendation for the therapist to refer to or follow. The therapist was worried that he was unable to conduct the therapy effectively and his patient would not benefit from the therapy.
Deconstructing the pharmacopornographic epistemology. Miguel Ángel Ferrer Gil In this paper I want to deconstruct the concept of pharmacopornography, introduced by the Spanish philosopher Paul B. Preciado in his book Testo Junkie. To do this it seems essential to me to rescue the sovereign and biopolitical epistemologies in the work of Foucault. The emergence of the concept of pharmacopornographic power happens thanks to Preciado’s criticism to the inability of Foucault to identify new subjective technologies and current body technologies, and therefore, the identification of resistant powers of sexual movements of his time.
Pharmacology Assignment Week 4 Marty Smith is a 67-year-old male who has called 911 after experiencing chest pain and dizziness. The paramedics arrive and notice a bottle of nitroglycerin on the table. The patient states he has angina and is to take the medication as needed for chest pain. He took one pill an hour ago and a second pill 10 minutes prior to calling 911.
The Purpose of Stopping Illegal Prescriptions in America Abusing prescription pain relievers has become a worldwide problem and it needs to be stopped. In the United States alone, an estimated amount of 2.1 million people are victims to disorders and addictions caused by prescription pain pills. This problem is rising at an exponential rate and the number of deaths due to prescription pain relievers overdose is 4 times higher than it was in 1999. People are using these medications as a cheaper way to get high. However, these alternative drugs may cost less but the consequences of abusing these pills are too high to take the risk.
In the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the people of London in this future dystopian society take a pill called a soma that calms your nerves and helps your mind deal with stressful situations. Anytime they get worried at all or just feel down they take soma. (Huxley, 1998) Society should be against mood enhancing drugs because it alters their state of mind and effects the natural way of dealing with emotional situations. There are drugs that people take to alter their mood; some in a good way others may be bad.
Dr. Sack's article initially appears as an argument against the use of prescription drugs in academics, however, his real message is a warning to parents about the ramifications of pushing their children to win and achieve. Throughout the piece, he poses questions challenging the benefits of being competitive and notes the long-term dangers of relying on medications to maintain a competitive edge. I found though that his most powerful statement was this: "The humiliation of losing can leave lasting scars, while the euphoria of victory fades quickly because it is based on a shaky sense of self-worth" (Sack). Not only did I find the word choice powerful and strangely poetic, but I also felt that the statement itself could stand as a thesis to his argument against the focus on winning.