NURS FPX 4000 Assessment 4_Medication Errors

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Medication Errors 

Medication mistakes have been identified as the healthcare concern. This evaluation mostly deepens the analysis from assessment two and provides further context for the problem’s solution. Whittaker et al. (2018) define medication errors as any incident that may be avoided but nevertheless has the potential to cause harm to patients or incorrect pharmaceutical use. As a result, the problem degrades both the standard of medical care and patient safety. As a result, patient satisfaction is low in healthcare settings where prescription errors occur frequently. Consequently, it is critical to reduce the rising number of drug errors in order to raise safety standards within healthcare institutions.
The aspects of the problem are certain variables that cause it to occur, while taking into account the first four phases of the Socratic Problem-Solving Approach (Ho et al., 2023). Errors are the mainstay of the methodology. In this sense, mistakes made when interacting with patients result in pharmaceutical errors. The incapacity to make corrections on time constitutes the second element. In this sense, delays in identifying care practice discrepancies could result in unfavorable consequences. This brings us to the final aspect of unsuitable observation. For instance, doctors’ actions go unmonitored, which gives them the ability to influence other procedures. Step two is deciding on objectives to address the healthcare issue. The objectives are predicated on the information at hand and how to handle it. The major objectives in relation to pharmaceutical errors are error reduction and assessment of other error sources, including the background of healthcare workers.
The third phase, which addresses a potential fix, assesses the various approaches that can be taken to get rid of mistakes in the processes involved in the delivery of medical care. Improving cooperation, for example, might get rid of some contributing factors like overwork. Additionally, fewer drug errors may result from training healthcare staff to increase their proficiency. Choosing and implementing the best option will be the last stage.
Reasons for the Healthcare Issue
Medication mistakes are caused by both organizational and individual causes. Mistakes committed by medical staff during the medical administration process are comprised of individual aspects. Among the most common causes include, for example, inaccurate diagnosis, inadequate patient communication, inadequate drug distribution, inaccurate dosage calculations, and prescription errors (Siebert et al., 2021). On the other hand, medication errors are more common in healthcare settings due to inadequate medicine labeling, incomplete patient information, overworked nurses, and low stakeholder participation.
Using Academic Resources to Describe the Problem’s Causes
According to Escrivá Gracia et al.’s 2019 study, disruption and distortion are the main reasons why prescription errors occur. The majority of healthcare workers are expected to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, which typically increases the risk.


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