Medication administration is a very imperative aspect in the field of nursing. The patients’ five medication rights: right patient, right drug, right dose, right route and right time is a very crucial part of nursing that has to be followed in order to lessening the possibilities of medication errors. Medication distributions among patients coincide with implementing the nursing process: assessment, diagnosis, planning outcome and intervention, implementation and evaluation. The nursing process aids nurses to carefully provide the appropriate patient care when it comes to medication management. Many times even with the proper nursing care and techniques nurses encounter interruptions when preparing and administering medications. In a research article, a tertiary care university teaching hospital conducted an observational study where it was established how often nurses were involved in interruptions
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.
to unnecessarily overprescribe medications to their pediatric patients. Of these prescription drugs, opioid pain killers, antibiotics, and psychiatric medications are the most commonly overprescribed in child care. For example, opioid prescriptions have increased 300 percent in the past seventeen years (Boerner 20), over 50 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are written each year (Murray 266), and 6.4 million psychiatric prescriptions are given to children between the ages of four and seventeen each year (Johnson 19). The overprescribing of these medications leads to children experiencing unnecessary side effects, increases the chances of addictions, and encourages drug resistance. In this essay, I will be proposing that there should be a (i) government enforced set of extensive regulations and checklists that each patient must fulfill before receiving a prescription and (ii) governmental laws prohibiting careless prescribing by doctors and hold doctors more accountable for the prescriptions they write.
How much knowledge do we have about the medications that we are prescribed from our physician? We don’t always as patients get to much knowledge about the medications from our doctor and we rarely ask the pharmacist about any concerns, and how many of us really have taken the time to read the description of the medications that is stapled onto the medication bag. I must confess I am not very good about that myself.
As the first generation in my family to go to college I learned the importance of education. I graduated from Benedictine University with a Bachelors in Science and an Environment Certificate. I became intregted by pharmacy when I started to spent countless hours at a hospital watching my grandfather go in and out of surgeries and treatments for cancer. Seeing the different medication being handed to him inspired me to understand biological and chemical processes that happened. A Pharmacists, role is to aim to help patients treat illness by introducing new developed treatment of medicines with a range of patients. I began to take special interest in memorizing all my grandfather’s medications and how practical and clinical aspect pharmacy worked.
I am a medical graduate from Viet Nam. I came to the United States with the goal to becoming one of the best internists. I have improved my medical knowledge through my studies at Kaplan Medical Center. After that, I obtained experiences in different healthcare settings such as The University of Florida, Health Shands hospital and Emergency and Trauma Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. At this time, I am working as an extern at a clinic in New Jesery and attending some conversational English courses at Seton Hall University. I appreciate the patient-physician relationship and team-approach which are central practice in healthcare of the US. I am conscientious, focused and persevering in what I am doing. I am helpful and respectful
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) refers to a pharmacy management drug benefit program for patients with multiple chronic conditions, high drug costs, and high healthcare utilization. MTM was initially designed to optimize health outcomes, thereby reducing adverse drug events (Lau, Briesacher, Touchette, Stubbings, & Ng, 2011; Pindolia et al., 2009). The goal is to enhance effectiveness, safety, and medication compliance (Isetts et al., 2006). Since inception, various forms of MTM programs existed with pharmacists providing services for medically complex patients ranging from medication reconciliation, assessing medication-related problems, providing education, to developing personalized comprehensive medication lists through face-to-face, telephone, or other technological approaches (Isetts et al., 2006).
The ability to become reflective in practice has become a necessary skill for health professionals. This is to ensure that health professionals are continuing with their daily learning and improving their practice. Reflective practice plays a big part in healthcare today and is becoming increasingly noticed.
In the United States, approximately 20% of 30-day hospital readmissions are due to inconsistent transition of care (TOC).5, 13 This means the expenditure of billions of unnecessary dollars that could have been prevented if the patients had received proper, coordinated, and consistent care from discharge back to the community. In fact, Medicare reports show more than 17 billion dollars a year are spent on preventable readmissions, leading cause being improper medication usage after discharge.1 Up to 2% of these medication discrepancies were life-threatening and even led to death.7 Medication discrepancies often occur when patients have a lack of understanding of discharge medication plans, inadequate literacy to understand the dismissal notes, become nonadherent to medication regimen, and/or experience adverse drug events.8, 11 Expanding community pharmacists’ involvement in post-discharge TOC and improving communication will benefit patients, healthcare providers, and the healthcare system through decreased hospital readmission, medication related adverse events, and financial burden.
Drugs treatment administration is "a particular service or gathering of varied services that advance helpful results for individual patients". The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernisation Act of 2003 pronounced that a Part D support more likely than not built up a medicine treatment administration (MTM) framework for focused recipients. Nevertheless, Part D patrons are permitted to pick their own particular focused on recipients with particular unending infections. Programs must incorporate no less than five of the nine centre incessant conditions, including OA and RA Pharmaceutical consideration administrations as MTM have been demonstrated to enhance patients' clinical, monetary, and humanistic results, and drug adherence
Mount Sinai St. Luke is hiring clinical pharmacists that are able to work collaboratively with nurses and physicians while providing diagnostic and therapeutic extensions of care on a daily basis. The pharmacists will be responsible for carrying out services with a focus on Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship at the site. Clinical pharmacists are also expected to conduct research and other scholarly activities throughout the year with the goal of publishing. Other responsibilities include infectious diseases patient care rounds, clinical interventions, antimicrobial stewardship activities, medication use evaluations and institutional committee membership. I would consider working for Mount Sinai St. Luke because of its treatment towards its workers.
According to the Beth Lofgren’s article “Pharmacists Prepared to Implement MTM,” patients medicinal needs have been neglected. This negligence is often the result of primary care physicians’ or hospital physicians’ “continue without a second look” approach. Several patients are admitted to the hospital carrying a bag or a list of medications that they take at home; however, this list mostly remains unaltered after leaving the hospital. Physicians simply write for their patients to continue all medications, which can cause an increase in the duration of hospital visits, duplication in therapy, and medication interactions between home and hospital medications. Pharmacists, being the medication experts within the health care field, frequently intervene; however, with the current setup with distribution and clinical pharmacy, this error in patients’ medication needs slips through the cracks, thereby, causing the hospital to lose money and the patient receiving inadequate care. Pharmacists have adopted a way to reduce cost and improve patient care.