Reflection on Medication Administration Description (Competency 3j) I have looked over my moral development regarding medicine administration and have noticed there is the need for improved and has been agreed with my mentor to write a piece of reflection to identify areas of concern Feelings One of the major concern is the pace of dispensing and the time spent used to open charts and allocate them is one of my weakness. Although I am learner I need to back up the pace of dispensing so that patient doesn 't feel my skills is dull or boring and waste of time. I Had developed that feeling of being extra careful to avoid drug error and that makes me feel slightly nervous more also being under the influence of supervision as well. Evaluation
Importance of patient education Patient education (PE) describes a variety of methods to inform the health care consumer (1). Most commonly these methods are used by doctors and nurses to educate patients during hospitalization and shortly before releasing the patient from the hospital. This is especially valuable as patient education is often to be seen as part of the treatment plan and studies suggest that it increases patient compliance and therefore lowers readmittance to the hospital (2, 3). The educational instructions include not only the basic information about the disease, but furthermore what is to be expected after the release, when to seek medical advice and how to conduct proper self-care (3). Patient education might especially
This aspect controls the committee and supply chain of the healthcare facility and hospitals to keep a watch on the health acquired infection. Not only but it is also recommended for the visitors to use alcohol hand rub while coming out from the patient’s room. This practice will keep them healthy and will also give an image regarding the hospital that the administration doesn’t only care about their patients but also care about the health of their
Clinical decision support system (CDSS)is a system that assist in compiling patient -specific information with a list of possible prognosis, treatments, drug interactions , as well as reminders for the patient’s care all while giving the clinicians a database to input new information in knowledge-base for the specific patient. CDS has a number of important benefits such as Increased quality of care and enhanced health outcomes, Avoidance of errors and adverse events, Improved efficiency, cost-benefit, and provider and patient satisfaction. The summary for first study antibiotic resistance is now a major issue confronting healthcare providers and their patients because if we do not use antibiotics carefully, they will lose their efficacy.
The topic of my capstone project is to educate other members of the team such as respiratory therapist, pharmacist, and radiology technicians about the scope of practice and the role of the nurse practitioners in different settings including the emergency department. Many of these co-workers have a lack of information about the skills, duties, and responsibilities of the nurse practitioners and sometimes this can delay treatment for patients due to clarifications for orders. If the roles of the nurse practitioners are explained and clarified to other members of the team the treatments for patients can be executed faster, but also “Advanced Nurse Practitioners can have a positive impact on other staff members by improving knowledge, skills
The article focuses on hospitalized older adults, but it talks about how the same can occur in a long term care facility if the patient has some sort of disease or is unable to move themselves. From this article I learned that many times nurses do not help with moving patients because they are not taught it is essential or they are not taught how to. I also learned from the article that increased mobility also leads to increased healing of certain injuries or diseases, and better overall health. An evidence based intervention the article discussed was better education and more theoretical framework for nurses about the knowledge or mobility. Another intervention the article discussed was using the knowledge and theoretical framework to change nurse’s attitudes about mobility.
Abstract This reflective paper imposes that nurses, including me, need to be able to make drug calculations and correct medication administration. A medication error serves as leading medical cause of patient’s safety or even its life. As a result, correct medication administration should be a focus of nursing education. Nursing students including myself have difficulty learning math calculation skills which relate to medication. Evidence-based resources/books are available to prevent medication error, strategies to be used to ensure correct medication administration and high alert medication require extra caution when administering can improve the student nurse’s ability to think analytically and solve medication administration problems.
Medication management is a theme in every patient lifestyle that demand will, order and consistency to effectively sustain to effective treatment. Depending upon the demographic range of patients it can be difficult to keep track of the exact time of the day and the number of times a medication should be taken. Many patients take several medication prescriptions during the day, this can create confusion which might lead to irregular medication intake, which can seriously jeopardize the health of the person.This confusion can be made by various factors known as medication packaging.Some medications are look-alike in primary packaging while others are look-alike in secondary packaging. Many lessons have been learnt from past historical records
One such example would be, nurses have to frequently assess any change on patient’s condition and notify doctor immediately if there are changes. Delaying may increase the complication and makes it harder to treat. Other than that, nurses must document down all the information in accordance to approved standards of practice which includes evaluation of how treatments work, assessment, compliance, reaction of patient and communication. Evidence by charting can help to prevent liability in a malpractice suit. Lack of documentation can alter the nursing intervention, such as in the scenario which stated medication was not discontinued when the resident was at high risk for bleeding.
For example, when patient asks for a favour to be showered despite odd timings or during busy hours, nurses have to obey their needs and meet their expectations. Therefore, patients will gradually feel that they are well taken care of during their stay in the hospital. Without good communication, there will not be a good healthcare service. The Importance of Good Communication between Patient and Health Professional, Journal of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (2011), wrote that “Communication is the most important component of our work with patients. It is the cornerstone of our interaction with people.
Through patient care process, pharmacists connect drug therapy problems and goals of therapy together to make suitable care plans for each individual patient. Pharmacists try their best to help patients get effective drugs, reduce adverse drug reactions and feel compliance about drugs. 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
Gates and Kevin M. Walker talked about the effects of physiological changes on treatment of diabetes in older adults. Decreased renal function and increased sensitivity to medication were discussed as challenges in medication therapy. Therefore the authors suggested medication dosages be adjusted based on individual health patterns and not just based on age alone. The article pointed out the importance of less aggressive, low coast and more individualized goal setting treatment plans towards older adults with diabetes. Health promotion
These questions on the topic of how often Lovenox injections are required to be therapeutic versus how often heparin needs to be injected and the resulting patient satisfaction during the hospital stay. With the emphasis on patient satisfaction and the government guidelines for preventable hospital acquired problems, finding a solution to DVT prevention is important for nursing. One study by Arnold et al. (2010) directly compared the two drugs in question for this project and provided credible information to the development of an evidenced-based answer to the problem (Arnold et al., 2010). A second systematic review by Akl et al.
"We discovered that these students frame stimulant use as both physically harmless and morally acceptable," (Devon Frye, Additude Magazine). The primary way FDA works to prevent misuse and abuse is through educating patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. This often occurs through the information FDA provides to each of these groups, such as in drug labels, medication guides, and alerts. The FDA is trying to inform people of the risks and hazards, but there are still people who either don’t pay attention, or are not aware of these things. (Laurie Raymond, M.D., Physician Health