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    1. Critical analysis of an issue in the clinical area a) My topic is Medication Error. b) I choose this topic because during my experiences in clinical area as well my experience in Hospital where I worked, I have came across different types of medication errors which involve patients and this could be a cause for serious problems to patients and in some cases will lead to death. It is a serious matter. Also drug error can have bad effect on nurses, both personally and professionally. C) Problems

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    Medication Error Prescribing Medication mistakes is a critical global issue and the utmost principle widespread dilemma that terrorizes patient safety that might spearhead to disability or death if not detected, and medication error are virtually never deliberate and regrettably occur in healthcare (Gorgich, Barfroshan, Ghoreishi, & Yaghoobi, 2016). According to Arcangelo and Peterson (2013), approximately eight percent of the outpatient prescription have errors and about three percent are undoubtedly

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    Medication Administration Errors Essay

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    fast-paced and demanding field of heath care, medication administration has become complex and time-consuming task. Approximately one-third of the nurses’ time is used in medication administration. There is much potential for error because of the complexity of the medication administration process. Since nurses are the last ones to actually administer the medication to the patient therefore they become responsible for medication administration errors (MAE). Reasons for MAE may include individual

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    Medication errors commonly occur in healthcare facilities. According to the Joint Commission, these medication errors are believed to be the most common type of medical error and are a significant cause of preventable adverse events (The Joint Commission, 2008). Many experts agree with the research that medication errors have the potential to cause harm within the pediatric population about three times as higher than in the adult population. This is due to medication dosing errors that are weight-based

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    Two words any nurse dreads to hear is ‘medication error’, knowing that potential harm has been or could have been caused to a patient from a simple mistake. The Texas Board of Nursing (TBON, n.d.) describes medication errors as an “inappropriately prescribed, dispensed, or administered” medication causing a circumstances or events that have the ability to cause harm (Position Statement 15.17). Director of medical and surgical unit, R. Crowdis, stated each healthcare institute have their own policies

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    A medication error is any preventable event that could cause patients harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer. Some common cause for medication errors include ineligible handwriting, similar packaging design, similar names, or similar characteristics. These include drug strengths, dosage forms, and dosage intervals. The (DMEPA) Division of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis main priority is the premarket review of proposed proprietary

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    safety and medication administration and its impact on providing effective care, especially to the elderly. Anytime a patient is to receive a medication, several checks must be taken in order to ensure that the patient receives not only the appropriate type but also the correct dose. This is of utmost importance with regard to high-risk medications, such as warfarin. As a mainstream drug that is used for the treatment and prevention of coagulation in the blood, any medication error can be potentially

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    The Significance of Decreasing Medication Errors to Increase Patient Safety Tabytha-Dwan Chekelelee Baker University The Significance of Decreasing Medication Errors to Increase Patient Safety Patient safety is of high importance in the healthcare field. Medication errors are still of great concern in the healthcare setting. These errors are only one of many safety concerns. Medication errors occur often enough to be problematic, causing researchers to try to find

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    Medication error Medication error is one of the biggest problems in the healthcare field. Patients are dying due to wrong drug or dosage. Medication error is any preventable incident that leads to inappropriate medication use or harms the patient while the medication is in the control of the health care professional,or patient (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2015). It is estimated about 44,000 inpatients die each year in the United States due to medication errors which were indeed preventable

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    Education medication error The United State, health care system wastes approximately 700 billion dollars yearly on systematic inefficiencies such as unnecessary procedures, frauds, administrative practices and errors ( Plonien, 2013). Medication administration error differs across the literature, it may be defined as a preventable event or deviation from procedures, policies and/or best practices that may result to inappropriate desired outcome in a patient. The vast majority of medication error occurs

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