Is Right Time Administration And Explores The Causative Factors And Preventative Measures Of Wrong Time Errors

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Introduction In this paper, a meaningful clinical event, regarding delayed medications, is examined. The paper explores the importance of right-time administration and explores the causative factors and preventative measures of wrong-time errors. As a final point, I describe how I would handle the scenario differently after learning strategies to reduce late medication administrations, thus reducing patient harm. Look Back/Elaborate During week five, I was assigned to two patients (A and B), one of whom is a shared client (patient B) between me and a colleague. Strategically, my colleague and I planned out the first half of the shift, such that we would perform vital signs and head-to-toe assessments first, administer medications in…show more content…
In the event, I felt distressed and frustrated because I failed to perform daily tasks on time, most importantly medication administration. Furthermore, these emotions were heightened by feelings of not being able to deliver the best possible care and thoughts of my nurses being disappointed in me because of my poor performance. Essentially, these negative feelings arise from my values and beliefs of being punctual and providing safe and high quality care. These values are shaped by my family and profession as I was always disciplined and taught the importance of being on time and promoting patient safety, respectively. Essentially, one significant key issue from the event previously discussed, relates to my inability to deliver medications at the specified time. It is important to administer drugs on time to maintain patient safety, since late medications may result in ineffective treatments and unstable patient conditions. Analysis As previously mentioned, right-time medication administration is important to prevent patient harm. Medications are considered late when they are delivered beyond 30 minutes of the scheduled time or depending on the hospital policy. Certain medications, such as antibiotics and Parkinson disease drugs, follow strict schedules to provide and maintain therapeutic blood levels. In particular, antibiotics should be administered on time to prevent bacterial resistance and
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