The pharmacist also reviews the medication prior to dispensing it to the patient as a final line of defense to prevent medication error. Because of a pharmacist’s role in a community, they
My lowest health sub-scale was stress-management which surprised me because I felt before-hand that I managed my stress very well. I went back and looked at some of the questions provided for that subscale and I interpreted it as stress as a whole and not just one specific stressor like college. I believe in my health I’m doing well in emotional,
Having a positive attitude can make people less stressed during a time of conflict. According to the Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health, “...optimists tend to use coping strategies that focalize on the problem more frequently compared to pessimists. When these strategies cannot be enacted, optimists resort to adaptive strategies that focalize on the emotions, for example, acceptance, humour and positive re-assessment of the situation.” Unlike pessimists, optimists are more equipped to unravel a dispute calmly and quickly. After people use healthy strategies, a conflict would not be as stressful as before.
This paper will examine the purpose of Critical Thinking and its importance in the medical field, especially in the field of nursing. There are many aspects to nursing, but the two that will be discussed in this paper are critical thinking and concept mapping. Critical thinking is essential to skilled nursing; therefore, it is essential to nursing education. It is believed skilled nursing depends upon a well-reasoned philosophy of nursing rooted in a deep and rich conception of critical thinking. In the educational curriculum for nursing students, the focus has been to present problem-based learning and evidence-based practice concepts to help increase critical thinking skills.
I think that someone who has a better grasp on english and can track the plot would benefit from reading the book. In conclusion In His Steps makes a positive impact on the target audience but as for me, was too convoluted to be able to send a
For the Technical Communications Rhetorical Analysis assignment, I have reviewed two instructional documents. The first document is an instructional document for patientsreceiving steroid pulse therapy for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and the effect of instruction on patient knowledge by Yu-Chu Pai who works for BioMed Central Ltd. The second document is also a letter about blood transfusion errors by American Society of Registered Nurses. The purpose of this memo is to outline the similarities and differences that I have discovered during my rhetorical analysis of these two pieces.
There is still more research that needs to be done in order to accomplish a method to prevent Parkinson’s disease, as the cause for it is still not found. Hopefully the research of stem cells will speed up the process, so that the statistics for Parkinson’s disease will decrease instead of rise. It is a hard and difficult concept, especially since there is so much controversy. The controversy should also be resolved since the research of stem cells is ethical and not inhumane, and that there have been found better and less unpleasant methods to get the required stem cells in order to cure these diseases. At the end of the day, the ultimate goal is to help people live healthy and long lives, preventing the most diseases as
The only difference between the two is that the latter is more descriptive than the first. The reason Rose may do this is to first put the idea in your head that certain notions need attention, and then goes into detail. Essentially, Rose is saying, “Specifically, the notions about mind and work that need to change are the long-standing notions and seemingly self-evident distinctions among levels of knowledge” (Rose). However, that sentence there is lengthy and does not flow well. The way Rose put it in the text is much more concise and clear.
Verbally Verbal communication has always been a struggle for me; I must admit that I am better at expressing my thoughts and ideas when I write them down on paper. Before attending college, I typically did not think before I spoke and I did not sugar coat my words, which now I realize how this has affected some of my relationships with people and how I had unintentionally hurt people in the past. I find myself still learning and recognizing that this is an area that I anticipate will become more natural to me as I become a more competent nurse. Since this part of communication has been a struggle to me, therapeutic communication was also a struggle when it came to speaking to patients, staff, and taking nursing exams. Through every nursing
I will need to observe the medication administration record, Control drugs record, generic & brand names documents and risk assessment documents. This is important in order to avoid errors while dispensing a medication. Knowing all this beforehand will enable me know the type of medication written on the prescription and where to get them from (fridge, cupboard or the shelves). This knowledge will promote and help to maintain independence in the appropriate way to handle prescription.
I am also more cautious than I used to be when it comes to drawing blood. My reaction time to occurrences is quicker than it used to be as well. Fortunately, I have gained experience and knowledge from these and many other
Medication adherence refers to whether a patient is taking their prescribed medication as directed. Many chronic illnesses can be fought of and beaten with the use of pharmacotherapy. However, many patients cease to take their prescription, which could happen for a number of reasons, ranging from the patient, to the physician (Brown, Bussell, 2011). This is a very big problem, as developing, manufacturing, and distributing drugs costs a lot of money, and even human lives, that will go to waste and be destroyed if people do not take their medications.
I will begin the session with introudcing myself as a occupational therapy student from Saginaw Valley State Unviersity. I will inform the participants that I am here today to discuss proper management of their medications. I will also explain that participants will be taught how to read a prescription on a medicine bottle and properly fill out a pill organizer. The participants will make achievable goals that will start them on the right track to a healthier life as well.
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