You did a great job at picking your research topic. The perfection of the medication administration process is a must. It is so important to give the right medication to the patient in the correct manor. For instance, I know an individual that let me know they were in a hurry and gave dilaudid via IV push. Although it was the correct medication the nurse gave it in less then thirty seconds when the standard is to give it over a period of two to three minutes. The patient became nauseated, and vomited. It was not a pretty situation. The good news is that it was not the wrong medication, and it was given incorrectly. Also, I work with a pharmacists that was a nurse first. She has a saying I truly believe in when it comes to the medical
protocols relevant to the administration of medication.
The Medicines Acts 1968 and various amendments cover the legal management of medication. While care staffs are not expected to have detailed knowledge of the legislation, they do need to be aware of the legal difference between types of drugs and the legal framework that allows them to handle medicines on behalf of the service user.
The following is a list of legislation that has a direct impact upon the handling of
medication within a social care….
The intended use of medications is meant to improve a person’ health, it is very important the individual administering medication or self-medicating use the drugs correctly, by following the doctors’ instruction for the medication prescribed. Medication is given to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. Medication can be very dangerous, which can potentially cause harm or even deaf if it’s not used properly.
Administering medication requires the understanding of how the….
QCF LEVEL 2
1. - Identify current legislation, guidance policies and protocols relevant to administration of medication
Medicines are regulated by the law due to their harm potential if they are misused. The variety of laws and regulation can be divided in 3 main groups:
Handling of medicines
Medicines Act, 1968
Misuse of drugs act 1971
Health and Social Care act 208
RPS Handling of Medicines in Social care Guidance
Health and safety
Health and safety at Work….
Medication administration errors, though preventable, are a common problem. “One-third of all medication errors that cause harm to patients arise during medication administration (Bates et al., 1995). Many nurses identify interruptions as a key factor contributing medication administration errors (Tang, Sheu, Yu, Wei, and Chen, 2007; Fry & Dacey, 2007). To enhance patient safety, effects of interruptions during medication administration must be evaluated. The purpose of this study is to evaluate….
the health care process, a risk is present for error. Even a single error represents the risk of serious harm to the patient, with attendant negative consequences for the health care professional involved in the error. The NPSGS have been established to present procedural safeguards against the possibility of these errors. If the safeguards are consistently followed, the risk of errors will decline, with benefits to patients and health care professionals as well.
The process of prescribing and….
Near misses and errors in medication administration is a trend that may occur more frequently than perceived, mainly due to the fear of reporting. Medication administration errors occur due to a plethora of factors including staffing limitations, knowledge of pharmacology, miscommunication, and the inevitable 'human' factor (Durham, 2015). Nurses may fear the repercussions of reporting or not be clear on what events need to be reported. To improve incident reporting, clarification is needed of which….
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By: Amanda Sandstrom
Grand Canyon University: NRS-433V
April 13, 2013
Medication errors are one of the most common errors in healthcare. Sentinel events lead to research in determining why errors were happening and how they can be prevented. Learning why medication errors occur, and the events leading up to the error is important….
Legal and Ethical Issues in Medication AdministrationKarla ShircliffClinical Pharmacology NR120November 13, 2012
Theresa Wischmann, RN, MSN
AbstractThis paper is about an article I found online, published by The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. I found it to be very interesting and relevant in regards to the treatment of non-compliant psychiatric patients. It is about the covert administration of medications to patients, or administering medication without the patient’s knowledge….
Prescription and administration of medicines is a key element of client care. Prescription drug use has increased hugely in recent years. Every day 7,000 doses of medication are administered in a typical NHS hospital (Audit Commission 2002). In 1993, 1.9 billion prescriptions were written and in 2001 the number had risen to 3.1 billion cited by Crigger and Holcomb (2008). Prescribers are bound by law and by the demands of good practice to consider the extent to which a person can make….
mistakes in medication administration. Because of medication errors, the patients’ mortality went up, which costs the U.S. healthcare systems billions of dollars yearly. It was also reported that every year, there are approximately 450 000 unfavorable medication circumstances of which 25 percent could have been prevented, that caused an injury to the patient. Therefore, other than the CDSS/CPOE implementation, the following systems were being used to aid in the improvement of the medication administration….