Medication errors are amongst the most common healthcare mistakes and are a frequent source of unfortunate healthcare events in the quality of care. Medication errors lengthen the stay in hospitals, escalate inpatient expenditures, and in the United States cause more than 7,000 deaths yearly. One-third of all medical errors which occur in a hospital are from medication errors. Not all medication errors lead to morbidity or mortality; nonetheless, a relatively elevated prevalence makes the dilemma worth addressing. Each error can cost an estimated $2,000 to $8,750 (Anderson & Townsend, 2015).
Introduction Nursing judgment refers to a clinical assessment concerning person’s response to health situations or how vulnerable the response is to individuals, household, clusters or the entire community. Clinical judgment consists of two main sections, descriptor, and attention on examination inclusive critical aspects of examinations. In some cases, exceptions are made on judgment and given in one term like anxiety, pain, and dehydration. Clinical officers should not concentrate most on diagnoses from focused challenge but to risks realized (North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, 2005). Before developments made while classifying clinical judgment, nurses were not guided by and standards while relating to their client's challenges.
The nurse duty is to review the received medication from the pharmacist then administer the medication to the patient. Any errors that occurs in this management can lead to medication error. The ethic code for all these professionals are to provide safety patient care and protect patients from harm. Therefore, this project target prescriber (Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant), pharmacist, and nurses in medication error related to sound-alike and look-alike
Virginia Henderson Theory used Today Virginia Henderson is one of many nursing theorists who changed the nursing profession. Henderson’s theory was considered a “needs” theory (Ahtisham& Jacoline, 2015). It was considered a needs theory because the primary focus was on the patient and the 14 fundamentals needs of the patient to aid in recovery. A nurse taking care of a patient with dementia will utilize Virginia Henderson’s theory in his or her practice by assessing the patient while making a connection with that patient, involving the patient and family to help maintain current health status, providing an environment that will provide safety and security, and using the 14 fundamental needs to guide the nursing process that is being
Case Scenario in Healthcare Setting This scenario is focused on manifest conflict, in specific, the destructive type. Destructive manifest conflict is a typical type of conflict between nurses and physicians. A professional collaboration amongst nurses and doctors is vital for achieving the best patient’s outcome. Doctors are strict about their obligation of diagnosing and treating their patients. They are obligated to meet the scope of nursing practice with the primary purpose of care delivery.
Nurse Practitioners (NP) are registered nurses who have undergone additional education and training to diagnose and treat patients with acute illnesses and chronic conditions. In addition, they recommend treatments, perform various procedures and prescribe medications. In the event they are unable to assist a patient or feel they need additional care, they make referrals to other medical professionals. NP Jobs many be found in physician offices, nursing homes, long term care centers, clinics and hospitals. A Family Nurse Practitioner fills a gap in the health care system, one seen in the shortage of doctors offering internal medicine and primary care, although those trained as a NP may work in other specialties.
200,000 people per year are hospitalized for conditions related to seasonal flu. The high incidence of both hospitalizations and deaths related to the flu are the reason that it’s so important that everyone over 6 months of age have the flu shot. There are five special populations that influenza impacts more than the regular populations. These populations are the elderly (65 or older), pregnant women, those with
When an adverse incident occurs within healthcare, it is the duty of an investigator and healthcare regulator to investigate the any failings and hold the relevant healthcare professional responsible. Working as an investigator within the Nursing and Midwifery Council, my role is centred around public protection and investigating and holding registered nurses and midwives accountable for their misconduct, competency concerns and failings. A constant theme within investigations is the question of whether any patient harm occurred and the impact the incident had on a patient, although we rarely take into consideration the impact the incident had on the registrant, or how the lengthy fitness to practise proceedings create a period of uncertainty
Another very interesting part of primary care nursing is the job roles of the nurse, which is divided into two roles, Pod nursing and Care Coordination. The responsibilities of the pod nurse include, performing daily needs of a set group of patients such as vaccinations, medications, telephone work, messaging and triaging. Pod nurses work closely with the primary care provider, medical assistant and on site behavioral health provider. Care coordination nursing involves creating care plans for patients in conjunction with the primary care provider to improve disease outcomes and prevent hospital stays. Unlike pod nursing, care coordination nursing focuses on capturing data by panel review sessions and dash board data to develop a plan to care
This framework is a useful standard against which the professional behavior of a nursing practitioner must be measured. The Nursing Staff Supervisor (NSS) can refer to this standard (or standards of ethical behaviors) when resolving ethical issues in nursing practice. In situations wherein the ethical issues are so complicated to be resolved at the hospital level, the ANA may be able to step it within a pre-defined parameter, to extend their institutional ethical expertise to help resolve the ethical issue involved (Wood, 2014). Nursing associations oftentimes have a dedicated ethics committee who are comprised of ethics experts over issues relevant to, or uniquely encountered only in, the nursing practice.