Nursing Medication Safety Assignment

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Medication Safety Assignment Medication errors are one of the most common types of medical errors that occur in the health care industry. A medication error is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in control of the health care professional, patient or consumer (NCCMERP, 2008). Medication errors result in high financial costs for health care institutions and adversely affect the patient’s quality of life (Choo, 2010). It is the responsibility of the nurse and all members of the health care team to provide thorough medication safety handling to ensure the chances of a medication error are lowered. A medication order is an individualized direction from the primary…show more content…
Interruptions and distractions are commonplace in the healthcare world, and a nurse must learn how to handle these situations and not let it impact the care of properly administering medications to the patient in the correct and safe manner. A complete and strategic approach allows stability and proper communication for all members of the health care team to ensure that safety is the highest priority during medication administration and handling. References Hanna Pirinen, Lotta Kauhanen, Riitta Danielsson-Ojala, et al., “Registered Nurses’ Experience with the Medication Administration Process”, Advances in Nursing, vol 2015, Article ID 941589, 10 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/941589 Bravo, K., Cochran, G., & Barett, R. (2016). Nursing Strategies to Increase Medication Safety in Inpatient Settings. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. no. 4:335. Supplemental Index, EBSCOhost Choo, J., Hutchinson, A., & Bucknail, T. (2010). Nurses’ role in medication safety. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(7), 853-861. doi: 10.1111/j. 1365-2834.2010.01164.x NCCMERP. About Medication Error. (2017). National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.nccmerp.org/about-
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