Patients in different healthcare settings are vulnerable due to their conditions and sometimes lack the ability to share their challenges such as poor quality treatment and hospital-associated infections. There are cases when hospitals undermine ethics and ignore their patients’ values and interests. Healthcare professionals therefore have a responsibility to empower their patients with information on important medical decisions. However, some nurses ignore the need to communicate the risk of hospital-associated infections leading to undesirable outcomes. In cases when a hospital records a higher rate of HAI, it is important to inform a patient of the risk.
Medication errors have a huge impact on health care system, patients and payers alike. It compromises the confidence of patients on health care system. Incidents and mistakes that occur during the period of administering medication goes on to be a big safety issue for patients in health institutions and hospitals globally. Interruptions to the administering of medication process have been noted as a major influence on medication error. Research reveals that some interruptions cannot be avoided; hence, to reduce errors, it is important to recognize how undergraduate nurses or health practitioners learn to control interruptions to how medication is administered to patients.
Another challenge is to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to patient preferences, needs, and values. Since the nation's health care system is prone to errors which can be detrimental to quality and safety. In fact, a variety of stakeholders are responsible of ensuring that patient care is delivered with the highest quality standards and that no harm occurs to patients. However, the possibility of errors is
Prevention of medication errors is an ongoing initiative in the field of nursing. Medication errors jeopardize a patient’s safety, which results in vast costs to correct the effects of the error and it could potentially prevent the reimbursement from insurance companies to the hospital. Often times the nurse is the only person to catch an error with a written prescription or the incorrect dose sent to the nursing unit from the pharmacy. As a result, it is usually the nurse’s responsibility to speak up when an error is identified rather than administering a medication due to the mere fact that an order was written by the physician. While there are many medication errors which occur in the hospital setting, most of those errors, however occur after a patient has been discharged to home (“Severe Harm and Death,” 2016).
Elderly patients often experience multiple co-morbidities and prescribed number of medications thereby increases the risk of adverse events (AEs), drug-disease and drug-drug interaction. This risk is more by age-related physiological changes, which influence ADME and pharmacodynamics. Particular drugs shows additional risks to elderly patients as a result of these changes, e.g. increased risk of upper GIT bleeding with NSAIDs and increased risk of falls and prolonged sedation with long-acting benzodiazepines or Prescription of such drugs is potentially inappropriate to use when safer alternative drugs are exist. Some studies by using Beers' criteria are controversial. There is disagreement for certain drugs as inap¬propriate, e.g. nitrofurantoin
2004). Ten to 18% of all reported hospital injuries have been attributed to medication errors (Hume 1999). Five percent of all medication errors reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Kratom Addiction Long-term kratom use can lead to lead to constipation, dry mouth, frequent urination, skin discoloration on the face, insomnia, and weight loss. It is also common that individuals with kratom addiction may exhibit anxiety, tremors, nausea, and sedation. Additionally, more harmful physical effects can be experienced when kratom is used in combination with other
Adequate lighting, counter room, temperature and humidity can benefit workflow from one task to another, plus decreasing the risk of dispensing errors. Creating a entering, filling and checking prescription routine will benefit in organizing the workflow. To avoid mixing up prescription, it is best to label patients’ container before filling, also never leave drug containers unlabeled. Pharmacy malpractice falls within the common law perception of negligence. Pharmacy malpractice lawsuit, the components i
Surgery for epilepsy does not always successfully reduce seizures and it can result in cognitive or personality changes as well as physical disability, even in people who are excellent candidates for it. Nonetheless, when medications fail, several studies have shown that surgery is much more likely to make someone seizure-free compared to attempts to use other medications. Anyone thinking about surgery for epilepsy should be assessed at an epilepsy center experienced in surgical techniques and should discuss with the epilepsy specialists the balance between the risks of surgery and desire to become
In order to understand the effects of naloxone we must understand the causes of an opioid overdose. An opioid can affect the part of the brain that controls breathing. When too much opioid is taken into the system it blocks the receptors in the brain that cause you to breathe. With a depressed respiratory rate someone overdosing on the drug has the potential to go into cardiac arrest and die. Signs of an overdose may include; pinpoint pupils, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, irregular breathing, stopped breathing or cold and clammy skin.
Develop the concept/idea/issue you selected from your practice area into a relevant question This paper will evaluate and address issues surrounding never event in healthcare. In this regard, the guiding question for this analysis is, ‘How can never events be prevented in acute healthcare institutions?’ Describe the question According to Wilson and Giddens (2014), never events are adverse situations and serious medical errors that a patient should never experience.
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