Medication Error

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Safety is the main concern in Health Care. Medication error is another aspect. It can be a preventable one. According to the National Coordinating Council for Medication error reporting and Prevention who states “A medication error is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the healthcare professional, patient or consumer” (2018). The purpose of this paper is to show how different organizations identify, analyze different types of medication error, use evidence …show more content…

Its intent is to hold the industry fully responsible for pre and post-marketing products. Meaning marketing the wrong information in terms of design, labeling and safety container. Companies that bring certain medication to the public that may easily cause medication error and can be harmful. Meds that are display as candy, meds that should be chewable but cannot be chewed, dosage strength that’s incorrect, products that look-a-like and sound-a-like that are different and unclear information on packaging. On the other hand, Journal of Nursing Care Quality and the British Journal are both articles based on two peer reviews studies claiming the same med error occur through medication acquisition, transportation, and bedside delivery. The geriatric population is also known as poly-pharmacy,that are elders who use multiple medications in facilities are affected the most. This medical problem can derive from wrong acquisition due to overworked nurses, bed-side delivery when interrupted and distracted during medication pass. It could also be from an incompetent nurse or lack of communication among the health care professional …show more content…

Avoid abbreviation, symbols, acronyms, labels, and container should be different, Pre-Screening for marketing, no misleading marketing or no sound-a-like, look-a-like products and Meds error Surveillance. Using pharmaceutical companies, Med Watch, Institute for Safe Medication Practices Communication, Division of Drug Information and available literature to watch over the industry for errors. The Journal of Nursing Care Quality and the British Journal suggest less interruption to practice the rights of med administration, prioritizing interruption during med pass and delegating the task, educate nurses on adverse effect and patient teaching, monitoring of meds and systematic approach to facilitate communication between health-care professional will all minimize med error. In Reference to my personal experience, the correction approach I suggested was for that new grad to consult with her proctor as far as nursing protocol about telephone orders and seek the second opinion of the veteran nurse. Mayo Clinic and the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy solutions to approach med error

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