Medication Errors: A Case Study

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As the number of medication errors continues to rise daily, I believe the need for continuous advocacy at government level for safer medication administration policies and systems are in desperate need. And who better than nurses to advocate for these needs. Since nurses are in an ideal position to influence and demand change, I would collaborate with other fellow nurses to call, set up meetings or writing letters to government officials addressing the prevalence and effects of medication errors. I would also request for safer medication administration system or software that are user friendly. Lastly I would reach out to the Board of Nursing about nurse’s license revocation after an error is committed and request for lesser punishment instead
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