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
In this paper, computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems will be discussed. The reduction of medication errors as a result of CPOE will be addressed, as well as, the possible errors or problems that it can still cause. The ease of use and how clinician input affects the efficiency, usability and safety will be included. Lastly, possible solutions to the problems and issues that arise from CPOE will also be provided. CPOE systems are very effective at reducing errors and assist with workflow.
Navi, It is unfortunate that the consequence of Julie Thao’s decision to work overtime to help the hospital actually did the opposite by affecting her health and caused a fatal medical error. I completely agree with your 3 weapons against healthcare harm: leadership, safe practice, and technology. As Advanced Practice Nurses, I strongly believe we must to be accountable, responsible, and approachable in order to be an effective healthcare role model and leader. Our priority should always be patient safety as we assess, diagnose, and implement interventions. APNs should conduct continuous research for self-knowledge, to educate staff members, and to educate the patients.
Medication Error Prevention Act of 2000 states: Amends the Public Health Service Act to make medication error information privileged for Federal and State administrative and civil judicial proceedings if the information is voluntarily submitted by a health care provider to a program, approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, for the purpose of developing and disseminating recommendations and information regarding preventing such errors (Medication Error Prevention Act, 2000). According to congress.gov (n.d.), this is still a bill in that 02/16/2000, this was introduced in the House by the House of Representatives and referred to the House Committee on Commerce. Then on 02/23/2000, it was referred to the Subcommittee on Health
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
Reporting medication errors is beneficial to improve the learning process for nurses. The factors of workload, ineffective communication, and distraction all contribute to medication errors (Sears et al., 2013). Nurses often excuse the behavior of colleagues when a medication error occurs, or nurses will pass the buck to a senior nurse to report the medication error (Haw, Stubbs and Dickens, 2014). Implementing a no blame policy for reporting medication errors, and providing nurses with the knowledge and training to report medication errors will result in an increase of medication errors reported. References Haw, C., Stubbs, J. and Dickens, G. (2014).
There are a lot of times in a person 's life in which they will need a personal injury attorney. Some of those times are going to be more severe than others. Prescription errors, car accidents and wrongful deaths are some of the main cases that a personal injury attorney will usually take. Prescription errors occur more often than a person would think.
In the leadership in care delivery course, we were assigned to a hospital to perform clinical hours and provide care to four patients. Additionally, the purpose of this paper is to explain and provide examples on how our patient care included the concepts of Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies, delegation, handoff reporting, and a reflection of the clinical experience. Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) Competencies QSEN consists of six competencies: patient centered care, quality improvement, teamwork and collaboration, safety, informatics, and evidence based practice. To provide patient-centered care, I had to educate the patient when administering medications on why the patient was taking the medication and side effects. Care had to be individualized with each patient and it included providing respect with his or her decisions in their care.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has identified nine essentials that are incorporated into master’s nursing programs in order to help guide the practice of advance practice nurse (APN). Essential II outlines how an APN can utilize organizational and systems leadership to promote safer and more cost effective care to patients. By incorporating effective leadership skills, APN’s can impact healthcare reform and quality improvements for the patient, institution and the community. According to the American Association of College of Nursing (2011), a effective leader assumes and applies the skills of communication, collaboration, negotiation, delegation, and coordination. APN’s must establish and maintain healthy working relationships
In the case study, it shows that the nurses did not treat the patient according to his/her needs. The nurses have failed to deliver an ongoing assessment of the pressure area, and this has resulted in harm to the patient. 2.1 Risk assessment form One of the tools not used to safeguard patient safety was the risk assessment form. When a patient is admitted to a hospital, risk assessment should be done at-least within 8 hours of admission and frequently continue throughout patients stay (ACSQHC, 2012). Risk assessments consist of Braden scale, which is used to provide a prediction of the patient’s risk of pressure areas outcome, based on causes for example mobility.