They can result from the various processes involved in treatment: prescribing, dispensing, administering the medication and monitory of treatment. In addition, there are several factors contributing to medication errors in hospitals. They include individual staff errors and system errors. There are many dangers resulting from medication error on the patient. They include deterioration of health status of the individual, increased financial expenses (as there is possibility of longer stay in the hospital) and development of medical complications.
Patients expect important diagnostics and drugs should be avail in the hospital compound. Patients experience that shortage of diagnostic materials and drugs in the hospital preserves patients from unexpected costs and wastage of time to acquire it. Patients need important diagnostics and drugs related to their disease in the hospital. One participant
They fail to understand that sometimes sharing information is best, but other times it should be kept confidential. The opposing side states that some people say that in no situation should information ever be shared with anyone else if it was given in confidence. I agree that the information should be kept confidential, but the information should be shared in certain situations. These situations would be if the patient is in danger of harming themselves or someone else around them. Another time when the information should be given out would be when it’s used in a legal case.
Small mishaps can happen; such as dropping your specimen and hemolying the blood, mix the wrong tubes, doing a test that is not ordered and having equipment problems. The biggest problem with the analytical phase is equipment issues. If your equipment is not functioning right, it can cause our results to be misread. Therefore, telling our patient that they have something that they don’t. It is good for you to always check your equipment before you start doing any testing.
A disadvantage of being a ‘living donor’ all surgeries come with the risk of infection, future medical problems, medical error, and even death. After donating an organ the donor could develop a disease or a condition that could compromise the function of the remaining organ. People don 't realize what the body goes through when they donate or recieve a organ it is along way to recovery. Depression and anxiety are developed in most cases because of the difficult recovery process. Often when the recipient and living donor leave the hospital they are taking several different medications to control blood pressure or to help from fighting off the donor organ.
Human Experimentation The looming concern of human experimentation was enough to deter some individuals from seeking the medical care that they needed for their well-being. The thought that trusted medical professionals had the power to perform unethical experiments on them while they were in their care was enough to let them live with whatever ailment that they had. By not seeking out the care that they desperately needed in some cases only lead to further problems. Several doctors abused their patients' trust for their own curiosities. Those curiosity-driven procedures led to many medical discoveries, cures, and medications.
There are consequences of inappropriate or inadequate documentation. A care provider could face loss of employment or suspension from his or her workplace. No doubt, there would be personal stress, possible loss of income and perhaps legal expenses. Since nurses are team of health care provider, one of the most serious situations could involve a severe injury or death of a client due to inadequate or inaccurate documentation. The use of uncommon abbreviation can also lead to undesirable impression and interpretations.
There are several reports of occurrence of medical errors in hospitals. Some of them are inaccurate patient identification , surgery at a wrong site , , improper administration of drugs , , mislabeled bio-samples , wrong interpretation of hand written prescription, wrong transfusion of blood , and leaving surgical items in the human body. All these errors are man-made errors. The occurrence of these errors was coupled with complex and cumbersome nature of the health care process demanding unpredictable service. As well, both health care and patient care processes practiced some routinely tasks to be performed, which make the health care staff more fatigued and more distracted, hence, more errors may be induced.
al, 1999; Gibbs, 1995). Because of this, their failed to assess the pain during patient self-report and give an appropriate treatment. Thus, inadequate pain management will affect the quality of life and also creates a financial burden on health care system such as longer hospitalization and readmission (Grant et. al, 1995; Sheehan et. al, 1996).
According to him one can make an error of omission (failure to act correctly) or an error of commission (acted incorrectly). By applying the failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) to determine what part of the "safety net" that failed. An error can be prevented. However, the practice of medicine, pharmacy, and nursing in the hospital setting is very complicated, and so many steps occur from "pen to patient" that there is a lot to analyze. errors can also occur as a result of poor oral or written communications.
Reasons that can contribute to an inaccurate vital reading are overall sign reading. And some of the reasons to that is not understanding the right way to take vital sign or how to follow the right procedure. Being a Medical Assistant means having a lot in our plate, an can mean that we might have a lot of errors. Most common errors that are introduced by a medical assistant are vital signs. Either the MA was not well trained on taking blood pressure or has trouble understanding it.
This suggestion may be quite useful in busy clinics. However, opponents to this suggestion claim that patients seldom take the time to read preprinted text. Moreover, it is crucial that the informed consent for the anesthesia is done by the anesthesiologist and not the surgeon, because anesthesia is not within the scope of the surgeon’s medical and legal domain. Some anesthesia associations recommend separate forms of informed consent for anesthesia and the actual surgical procedure. This recommendation is made on the observation that combining these two distinct branches of medical procedures (i.e.
“A medication error is basically a failure to comply with the hospital medication administration process policies.” What cause medication errors? “Medication errors can be caused by several factors. But the most common one is when the nurse does not scan the patient’s armband to verify his or her identity and administer the medication to the wrong patient.” What can nurses do to prevent this type of incident from