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
A pharmacist aide might not be the most exciting job, but it is a very important job in the healthcare of medicine. They do many different things, and help you feel better. They get your medicine from the doctor, and give it to you. They keep you out of pain. A pharmacist adie also, records drugs that have been delivered to the pharmacy, stock the medicine, and tell the manager what ran out, or what needs to be put back on the shelf.
While participating in the “Deteriorating Patient” simulation, learning to complete a Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation (SBAR) report while caring for a deteriorating patient was the most challenging task to complete. After receiving report and beginning the initial interaction with the patient, my confidence level was on a steady rise. Everything seemed to flow well and initiating conversation while building a rapport with the patient was also very easy to complete. Once the patient started to deteriorate, I found myself becoming unorganized and my thoughts were racing. Though I was managing the situation very well, I called for a charge nurse because I realized I needed help.
Across the world abusing prescription drugs causes more deaths than street drugs do combined (“International Statistics”). Prescription drugs are so easy to get ahold of and so easy to get addicted to. The misuse of prescription drugs have gotten out of hand. These drugs can cause unintentional overdoses easily. The misuse of prescription drugs can lead to addiction, affect the health of users in a dramatic way, and even cause death.
"I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy and understanding may outweigh the surgeon 's knife or the chemist 's drug" (Lasagna, 1964). When one begins medical school, it is easy to forget the purpose of all the biochemical and biological theory. In medical school, one spends years learning about the biological functioning of the human body and this can make some people immune to the fact that they will someday be treating real frightened people in a state of despair, illness or other state. This module has helped me along the path of becoming emotionally intelligent and ready for the workplace. I have learned a lot, although if someone were to ask me to specify what exactly I have gained
In order to answer this question we will take a look at the meaning of ‘placebo’ and ‘placebo effect’, along with it’s historic and changing connotations. Once we have established how we should define the power of ‘placebo’ we will explore it’s use in herbal medicine, both in some traditional systems of herbal medicine and modern Western herbal medicine. We will conclude by considering to what extent ‘placebo’ is useful in modern Western herbal medicine. It has been suggested that the derivation and definition of the word ‘placebo’ implies disreputable trickery on the part of the practitioner when it comes to the treatment of patients (p.78 Mitchell and Cormack 1998) . Furthermore, the current NHS guidelines when discussing ‘ The placebo
Discuss with Dr. Olsen (PCM) abouth the pt encounter with Dr. Brooks and request for medication refill through ES. Per Dr.Olsen authorize call in ES for HCTZ. Call in made to ES for medication refill for HCTZ 25 mg take one tablet po daily. Qty90 refill 3. Readback confirmed with Martina pharmacy tech.
Assessment This patient has been taking medication because they suffered a sports injury in 2010. The pills have been prescribed from by their PCP. Therefore, the client tested positive for opiates. The client also states that they have never had any issues with drugs in the past and that they have never had any problems with their professional license or employment.
The staff facilitated a session focused on medication management. James refilled his medication few minutes before the session begun. The staff had to double check the medication boxes to ensure that all the medication were correct. James were missing few medications; therefore, the staff instructed him to call the pharmacy to request refills. James informed the staff that he already made a call to the request refills.
When came the last two sessions, the client has been improved and upgraded to level three. It shows that he could understand and make use of the regularity rule and the consistency rule in certain extent. As observed, he got confused when had a grade up. He could not make a good connection between the pronunciations of target words by applying the rules he learnt as the previous sessions. The pronunciations of paired-up target words in the previous stages share the same pronunciation and a similar form.
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.
There were various signs and symptoms observed throughout the documentary. The first I noted was that of Bex who suffered from Agoraphobia and Depression. Bex specifically stated she had a fear of leaving her home and being in public places. Bex described feelings of anxiety, fear, difficulty breathing, etc.